The Little Black Book
by Jean-Claude Carriere
Translated by Solvene Tiffou
One fatal morning, Jean-Jacques’ door is left ajar. A strange woman slips through the crack in his orderly life. Is she a squatter, a wanderer or a woman from his past? As Jean-Jacques’ tidy flat is rapidly invaded, his inner space is also beseiged. What started as a comic encounter changes his life forever.
“I love Jean-Claude Carriere’s plays, to start with they merely catch your attention, but then they seduce you with their special quality, seldom found in theatre, an exhilaration of the imagination.” —Jean-Paul Lucet, Theatre Magazine
About the author
Jean-Claude Carriere is one of France’s most renowned contemporary writers and has received the Prix Goncourt for his novel, a Controverse de Valladolid (1992). His extensive theatrical credits include adapting The Mahabharata for Peter Brook and Proof for David Auburn. He wrote the screenplays for The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Tin Drum, Cyrano de Bergerac, and many others for directors Jacques Tati, Jean-Luc Godard, Milos Forman and Luis Bunuel. The Little Black Book was first produced in France as L’Aide-Mémoire where it received great critical and public acclaim.