Molière Impromptu at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Nov 8-16

Molière Impromptu at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Nov 8-16

Translated and adapted by Rinne Groff

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Kogood Theatre. General Admission.

November 8-16, 2013

Director Matthew R. Wilson

Presented By:
University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

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Fri, Nov 8, 2013 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 . 2:00PM
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 . 7:30PM
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 . 7:30PM
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 . 7:30PM
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 . 7:30PM
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 . 2:00PM
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 . 7:30PM

Description:

Based on three short plays by Molière, Molière Impromptu is a wickedly funny look at the magic of theatre.

Set in 1665 Versailles, the play presents a director’s nightmare as the members of Molière’s Illustre Theatre gather to rehearse a new play commissioned by the King for a performance that very night. The script is in horrible shape, the straight man wants to leave the troupe, marital spats are ripping the company apart, the intern is lobbying for a bigger part and the lead actress can never remember her lines.

First performed by Trinity Repertory Company in 2005, the play is a contemporary take on the works of one of the great masters of Western comedy.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

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