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Carthage Theatre will open “Marie Antoinette,” written by American playwright David Adjmi and directed by Professor Herschel Kruger, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22 in the Wartburg Theatre. Performances will continue through the weekend at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m., and again next weekend at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 through Saturday, March 30.
In this contemporary twist on a historical tale, Whiting Award-winning playwright David Adjmi crafts an absurdist tragicomedy about the life and times of infamous royal and icon of lavish living Marie Antoinette. The play begins in the heart of France’s love affair with their young queen; she is beautiful, stylish, and lives extravagantly. This love affair quickly sours as the French Revolution looms, and the young royal once celebrated for her indulgent lifestyle is now the center of vicious political and personal attacks.
Adjmi explores society’s obsession with the distraction of celebrity through the lens of Antoinette, both as a style icon and as a controversial political figure. With the luxurious world of late 18th-century France juxtaposed with a decidedly contemporary flair, “Marie Antoinette” provides a new perspective on the superficiality of fame.
Tickets are required for entry. To purchase tickets, visit www.carthage.edu/tickets,
or visit the Fine Arts Box Office from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. https://www.carthage.edu/?ext
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