Burkina Faso high school students receive school supply kits from proceeds from French theater production
Thanks to the hard work of the graduate students in Dr. Deborah Steinberger’s FREN 456, high school students in Burkina Faso (Lycée de Guiguemtenga, near Ougadougou) benefited from the funds raised at last year’s production of Paul Cote’s “Drapeau rouge et tasse de thé.” The French humanitarian organization Graines de Joie arranged for the delivery of the school supply kits.
On Thursday, May 5, 2016 the students of Dr. Deborah Steinberger’s French Theater Workshop (FREN 456) presented “Drapeau rouge et tasse de thé,” a work by the contemporary French playwright Paul Cote. Set in the home of a struggling provincial widow and her four daughters, the ninety-minute comedy highlights the themes of electoral politics and propaganda. The week following the performance, Dr. Steinberger’s students had the opportunity to dialogue with the author via Skype and ask their questions about Mr. Cote’s works, his career, and his craft. Please view the UDaily article on the production for more details and photos: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2016/may/french-comedy-052016/.