Molière Impromptu Translated and adapted by Rinne Groff
From November 8, 2013 until November 15, 2013
This event series has ended
University of Maryland Campus
College Park, MD
Based on three short plays by Molière, Molière Impromptu is a wickedly funny look at the magic of theatre.
Set in 1665 Versailles, the play presents a director’s nightmare as the members of Molière's Illustre Theatre gather to rehearse a new play commissioned by the King for a performance that very night. The script is in horrible shape, the straight man wants to leave the troupe, marital spats are ripping the company apart, the intern is lobbying for a bigger part and the lead actress can never remember her lines.
First performed by Trinity Repertory Company in 2005, the play is a contemporary take on the works of one of the great masters of Western comedy.