Radio Theatre: Reactions by French audience to UMD show takes actors, director by surprise

Mar 11, 2016

Fresh off their triumph with Spoon River this fall, UMD students and four staff members, including director Tom Isbell, journied to Paris as part of an exchange program between UMD's School of Fine Arts and the Conservatoire de Lyon.

The exchange has been a delightful - and eye-opening - experience for staff and students alike, but Isbell said the reaction of the French audience, particularly to a touching scene before a wedding, took them all by surprise.