Marie Antoinette (Production Ensemble)

Please join us for David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette November 9th (8:00 p.m.), November 10th (2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.), and November 11th (2:00 p.m.) in the Pearson-Hall Theater, Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College. Marie Antoinette is a revolt!!! 

In this “contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal.” (Samuel French). An ever-timely exposure of passion, privilege, and pathos upon a platform of French commedia-inspired pastiche, David Adjmi's Marie Antoinette is equal parts revolt and rebirth. Playwright David Adjmi was called "virtuosic" by the New York Times and was listed as one of the Top Ten in Culture for 2011 by The New Yorker magazine. His play Marie Antoinette received a critically acclaimed world premiere co-production with A.R.T. and Yale Rep. The play won 3 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards including Best Play. 

Director Jill Harrison, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater, is a freelance director, producer, and founder and Executive Director of Directors Gathering, a start-up non-profit that develops and elevates Philadelphia theater directors. Jill was recently visiting faculty at Villanova University, where she taught graduate directing and undergraduate acting, and directed Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play. 

Production Team: Laila Swanson (Costume Design), Matt Saunders (Scenic Design), James Murphy (Lighting Design), Damien Figueras (Sound Design), Randi Hickey (Stage Manager), Brett Cassidy (Fight Choreographer), Scott Cassidy (Production Manager/Technical Director), Michael Lambui (Production Intern). This event is free and open to the public without advance reservations. For further information, contact Jean Tierno at jtierno1@swarthmore.edu or (610) 328-8149.