Editors Note: This is going to be a much talked about play since it deals with the aristocracy and its comeuppance, and might have some lessons for today’s “one percenters.” For the 99% there are some specially priced tickets available for selected performances of Marie Antoinette at half price. Performances at the Loeb Drama Center in Boston. To access them, follow this link and sign in with your email address. Click me
There are also regular, full priced tickets available for the full run from September 1 – 29, 2012. Use this link: AmRep.org
About Marie Antoinette
This barbed and brassy tragicomedy provides a peek into the life of cake enthusiast and infamous representative of the 1% featuring Brooke Bloom as Marie. From the mind of David Adjmi, playwright of last year’s Off-Broadway phenomenon, Elective Affinities, A.R.T. presents this world premiere in a co-production with Yale Repertory Theatre.
The complete cast includes Brooke Bloom as Marie Antoinette, Fred Arsenault as Emperor Joseph of Austria, Hannah Cabell as Yolande de Polignac, David Greenspan as Sheep, Polly Lee as Therese de Lamballe, Steven Rattazzi as Louis XVI, Jake Silbermann as Axel Fersen, Jo Lambert and Teale Sperling as Marie’s coterie, Vin Knight as the Royalist, Andrew Cekala as the Dauphin, and Brian Wiles as Guard.
David Adjmi’s recent Off-Broadway plays, Elective Affinities (a monologue performed by Zoe Caldwell that was the hottest ticket in New York last fall) and Stunning, were hailed by The New Yorker for their “gorgeous blend of narrative, girl talk, and politics.” His play The Evildoers was developed at the Sundance Institute and the Royal Court Theatre in London, and premiered in 2008 at the Yale Repertory Theatre. Other plays include Strange Attractors, and Caligula. Adjmi is the recipient of numerous awards for his work, including the Helen Merrill Award, the Marian Seldes-Garson Kanin Fellowship, and McKnight and Jerome Fellowships from The Playwrights’ Center. A collection of his work, Stunning and Other Plays, was published by Theatre Communications Group in 2011. Adjmi is currently at work on a “viral” memoir for HarperCollins. His play 3C premieres at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in June 2012.