Nohant, the estate of Aurore Dudevant, known to the world as George Sand is an artists’ retreat where Frederic Chopin, is composing his sonata in B minor. His music echoes the longings and frustrations of the inhabitants. George Sand and Chopin have been together for almost 8 years and, as she herself says, “Chopin is not my guest, he is part of the household.” In fact, Sand treats Chopin more as her son than her lover, having been relegated to the position of nurse by his chronically frail health.
About Lorraine Treanor
Lorraine Treanor has been editor of DC Theatre Scene since 2006. She has produced plays and concerts in her hometown of Chicago, and twice in the Capital Fringe festival. Her daughter Nina Norris is an artist working in Chicago. Life’s a blast because she shares it with writer Tim Treanor.