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Collaboration

L'Histoire

Release Date: 04/23/2019

In 1945 the Parisian-born singer, Edith Piaf, was investigated for charges of collaborating with the Nazi régime. Piaf was a performer, a survivor and a pragmatist, but was she a collaborator? For her, music stood beyond politics; she said: 'Ne pas chanter, c’est mourir' ('Not to sing is to die').

The play raises serious questions about truth and lies, collaboration and resistance: by failing to resist destructive governments, how far can we be said to be colluding with their values and actions?

The play contains strong language and explicit content; listener discretion is advised.

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