Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Marriage of Figaro opens tonight!
By Beaumarchais
Directed by
Francine Roussel

music composed by
Mike Krisukas

scenic design by
Curtis Dretschcostume design by
Liz Coveychoreography by
Nina Pongratz

Writing a few years before the French Revolution, Beaumarchais pours his rage at the aristocracy into a comedy of class and sexual inequality that manages equal parts hilarity and outrage. Originally produced in 1784, the play served as inspriation for Mozart's famous 1786 opera.

Three years after the happy ending of The Barber of Seville (to which Marriage is a sequel), it’s the valet’s turn to marry. But his master the Count has tired of his lovely Countess and lusts for Figaro’s bride-to-be, Suzanne; he determines to revive the ancient droit du seigneur—the lord of the manor’s right to bed any new bride on her wedding night. Figaro and the women concoct a counter-plot, but the Count’s page, Cherubin, makes hash of it through his passionate crush on the Countess. The multiple layers of misunderstanding yield one of the most perfect farce scenes of all time, in one of the most scathing critiques of aristocratic privilege ever written.
April 25-28
Thursday, Apr. 25, 8 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 26, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 27, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 28, 2 p.m.

Campus price: $8for students, faculty, staff, and their families.
Additional tickets are $15.

The Marriage of Figaro Company
Ian Jesse Curtis, Maggie Robertson, Jeffrey Robb, Chelsea Montgomery-Duban, Georgie Simon, Kevin Mitchell, Lillian Pritchard, Kelley Annesley, Zach Love, Jason Avezzano, George Primavera, Josh Shapiro, Zachary Jackson, Molly Karlin, Paige Klibanoff, Helen Laser, Jamie Leigh Lepper, Mac Myles, Kevin F. Rogers, Michael Witkes, Kaity Doran, Lauren Goldberger, Danielle Pampinella, Adina Halperin, Corin Killins, Julia Rock
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