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13 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 05 2012

The script was horrible. The acting only slightly better.
Costumes were good and effects were well done.
We left after the first act.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Sep 02 2012

It was an interesting history lesson and for the most part I enjoyed it. I was glad I went. On the other hand, I think that in the weeks ahead the playwright should work on injecting more humanity into the characters, creating more tender or...continued

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4 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 02 2012

Lavish costumes and some talented actors don't save this play from an unclear purpose and message.

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Website

http://amrep.org/events/show/marie-antoinette

Description

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.

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*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.

_Please note:

This play is recommended for those in Grade Six and above, and features strong language._

About the Ticket Supplier: American Repertory Theater

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) seeks to expand the boundaries of theatre, exploring the best texts from across cultures and ages. A resident company of professional artists, teachers, technicians, and administrators, the A.R.T. provides a home for outstanding directors, a training ground for young artists, and a vital cultural resource for the community.