The Guardsman: All-Star Cast in Molnár's Marriage Comedy
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- "The enchantment is amplified by a superb cast led by Finn Wittrock, Shuler Hensley, Julie Halston and, most especially, Sarah Wayne Callies ... This project ... feels like the reconsideration of a classic that one more commonly associates with an institution like London’s National Theatre. As such, the center’s decision to produce it must be regarded as a coup both unlikely and most encouraging." --Washington Post
The Guardsman was performed for decades in a drastic adaptation tailored to the light comedy skills of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt. Molnár was unhappy to see the passionate heart of his play cut out, but like many a writer before and since, he kept quiet and cashed the royalty checks. Playwright Richard Nelson recently re-discovered Molnár's original version, and has restored the young wife's real despair at being trapped, and her husband's insane jealousy of the other man, who is of course the actor himself. The funny play about the bad marriage is a classic setup, the greatest modern example being Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, while disguised lovers animate comic romps from Così fan tutte to Some Like It Hot. With The Guardsman, Molnár, who is best known for La Ronde and Liliom (the source for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel), created a comedy that ranks among the best of the genre.
Photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe.
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