Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Casting Set for Yale's Marie Antoinette

Casting is set for Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi,  getting its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in a co-production with American Repertory Theater Oct. 26 through Nov. 17.

Marie Antoinette, directed by Rebecca Taichman, features choreography by Karole Armitage, sets by Riccardo Hernandez, costumes by Gabriel Berry, lighting by Christopher Akerlind, sound by Matt Hubbs, puppet design by Matt Acheson.

Marie Antoinette was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre. The young queen  (Marin Ireland) delights and inspires her French subjects with her three-foot tall wigs and extravagant haute couture. But times change and even the most fashionable queens go out of style. In Adjmi’s humorous and haunting take, idle gossip turns more insidious as the country revolts, demanding liberté, égalité, fraternité!

The cast includes Fred Arsenault, Hannah Cabell, David Greenspan, Vin Knight, Jo Lampert, Polly Lee, Steven Rattazzi, Jake Silbermann, Teale Sperling, Brian Wiles, and Ashton Woerz.

Tockets and information:  www.yalerep.org, 203-432-1234, Box Office (1120 Chapel Street). 

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