Trinity Rep Presents Moliere Comedy Fit For A King
Next up at Trinity Rep in Providence is "Moliere Impromptu" -- a new adaptation of Moliere’s best short works with added backstage intrigue presented in a loving homage to the commedia dell arte tradition of improvised comedy. Performance dates are February 4 - March 13.
Adapted from "The Forced Marriage,"
"The Versailles Impromptu" and "The
Doctor In Spite of Himself," "Moliere Impromptu"
is conceived and directed by Christopher Bayes, director
of the Brown/Trinity Consortium's movement and physical
theater studies, and translated from the French by Rinne Groff
("The Ruby Sunrise").
Bayes explains, "As the audience meets the great
playwright Moliere, he has gathered together a trusted troupe of actors,
very much like Trinity Rep's acting company. They are on the brink of
their 'big break' as they have a chance to present a play for the King,
Louis the Fourteenth. But as luck would have it, Moliere hasn't finished
writing the new comedy and the actors are fighting backstage. The action
really starts to heat up when, with only ten minutes to go before the
curtain rises, they decide to do a completely different show - it turns
into complete and utter chaos!"
The first performance, Friday, February 4, at 7 p.m., is Pay What You Can Night. PWYC tickets go on sale at the box office the day of performance at 7:00 p.m., with a limit of one per person. An ASL-interpreted performance will be presented on Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m.
For tickets and information, call 401-351-4242 or visit www.trinityrep.com.
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