Synopsis (1M 1W)
A man sits. A woman appears behind him. She begins to speak, telling him a story about Napoleon Bonaparte. She claims that he is Napoleon and that she is Shahrazad, the heroine of the Arabian Nights. She tells him that she represents his memory, and though he denies this, there is something about the idea which makes perfect sense. With humor and poetry Napoleon In Exile depicts the madness and farce in Napoleon's creation of himself.
Napoleon in Exile was first produced in Chicago at the Chopin Theatre by CollaborAction (directed by Kimberly Senior). Subsequent readings include Moving Parts Theatre (Paris).