Flirtatious Farce The Game of Love and Chance at Folger Theatre
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A reclusive librarian -- the sole character -- finds a book that is 123 years overdue. When he opens it and finds a ticket for a Chinese laundry in London, his curiosity compels him to redeem the ticket leading him to another clue that sends him around the world on a global quest to track down the book's original borrower in Underneath the Lintel. Played by Paul Morella, the Librarian uncovers a mystery that seems to transcend the ages, but are the results due to investigation or madness? Underneath the Lintel is a moving journey of self-discovery where faith and facts intersect. Learn More
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“A well-made romp…mayhem with abandon…Peakes is a dervish of comic invention…think of Steve Carell in ‘The Office’ and imagine him in tights.” —The Washington Post
“Gaudy and vivacious…Folger Theatre’s perky production is a perfect way to usher in the season.” —Metro Weekly
“Inspired performances…the topsy-turvy journey is delightful.” —economist.com
“Folger Theatre has a winner…hilarious.” -The Examiner
“Sheer entertainment…a high-spirited energy that is infectious…witty lines and great performances.” _-Curtain Up _
By Pierre de Marivaux
Directed by Richard Clifford
Translated and adapted by Stephen Wadsworth
Celebrate Spring-time in Washington with a fresh and flirtatious farce. Folger Theatre presents Pierre de Marivaux’s The Game of Love and Chance, a situation comedy set in 18th-century Paris guaranteed to make your sides ache. Masters and servants switch places only to find true love in Marivaux’s delicious The Game of Love and Chance. Be tickled pink by a stellar cast, including Ian Merrill Peakes, who The Post calls “a dervish of comic invention…think of Steve Carell in ‘The Office’ – and now imagine him in tights.”
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