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Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-463-1960
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“A real comic gift…delicious.” —Variety

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The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue is a jazz-age screwball comedy riff on Moliere’s biting satire of pretense and learning. Betty wants to marry Dicky. Her mother Phyllis, a self-proclaimed intellectual and political activist, has another man in mind—namely, the hack poet and scheming opportunist Upton Gabbitt. Set in 1936 Manhattan against the backdrop of the Great Depression and impending war, this romantic comedy skewers those who wear their social conscience on their sleeve and affirms that love conquers all.

Translated and freely adapted from Moliere’s Les Femmes Savantes by David Grimm.

This production marks the West Coast premiere.

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