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The young queen Marie Antoinette delights and inspires her French subjects with her three-foot tall wigs and extravagant haute couture. But times change and even the most fashionable queens go out of style. In David Adjmi’s humorous and haunting Marie Antoinette, idle gossip turns more insidious as the country revolts, demanding liberté, égalité, fraternité!
David Adjmi’s recent Off-Broadway plays, Elective Affinities and Stunning, were hailed by The New Yorker for their “gorgeous blend of narrative, girl talk, and politics.” The world premiere of Marie Antoinette reunites the playwright with director Rebecca Taichman, who staged Adjmi’s play, The Evildoers, at Yale Rep in 2008.
The world premiere of Marie Antoinette is a co-production with American Repertory Theatre, where it will play in September 2012.
Yale Repertory Theatre is supported in part by the
Connecticut Office of the Arts.