Directed by Herschel Kruger
March 22-23 and 28-30 at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at 3 p.m.
In this contemporary twist on a historic tale, Whiting Award winning playwright David Adjmi crafts an absurdist tragicomedy about the life and times of infamous royal and icon of lavish living, Marie Antoinette. The play begins in the heart of France’s love affair with their young queen; she is beautiful, stylish, and lives extravagantly. This love affair quickly sours as the French Revolution looms, and the young royal, once celebrated for her indulgent lifestyle, is now the center of vicious political and personal attacks. Adjmi explores society’s obsession with the distraction of celebrity through the lens of Antoinette, both as a style icon and as a controversial political figure. With the luxurious world of late 18th century France juxtaposed with a decidedly contemporary flair, Marie Antoinette provides new perspective on the superficiality of fame.
Seniors (55+) $10
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