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Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, presents the U.S. premiere of Les Yeux Ouverts (Open Eyes) starring French film and theatre legend Marie-Christine Barrault, with Éric Pierrot and Paul Spera, on Thursday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 4.

The play is based on the book Les Yeux Ouverts (Open Eyes), which portrays an exceptional woman, Marguerite Yourcenar, in interviews she granted to literary critic Matthieu Galey. The conversations with novelist Yourcenar form a kind of oral autobiography. Galey published a collection of these interviews in the book Les Yeux Ouverts (Open Eyes). It quickly became a bestseller, but the publishing triggered a quarrel with the writer. Les Yeux Ouverts, directed by Ludovic Kerfendal, will be in French with projected English subtitles.

Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of tickets to the Dec. 3 performance. Email editor@culturespotla.com with “TRK” in the subject line.

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. and will take place at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., LA 90064 (310-286-0553). A no-host bar will be available. For tickets and more information, visit www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com.