Sparkling Jazz Age Comedy The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue
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The last date listed for The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue was Thursday November 30, 2006 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Lucie Stern Theatre
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Boasting two of opera's all-time favorite arias ("Questa o quella" and "La donna è mobile")… More
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“A real comic gift…delicious.” —Variety
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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