Drew Davidson

Actor - Comedian - Scholar

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"Marie Antoinette" by David Adjmi


  • Project SEE Theatre 300 North Broadway Lexington, KY, 40508 United States (map)

Directed by Sullivan Canaday White

May 17, 18, 19, 20 2017 @ 7:30pm

May 21 2017 @ 2:00pm

Tickets: http://preview.tinyurl.com/MARIETickets

The Play

In David Adjmi’s 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. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death.

Reviews

David Adjmi’s jagged yet elegant historical riff... This tough-minded play doesn’t offer a middle path... Adjmi complicates the satire by imbuing his doomed protagonist with intellectual vibrancy and genuine compassion... (Four Stars, Critic's Pick)
                                                                                                           - Time Out New York

In Adjmi's work, even the most innocent-seeming sweetmeats have bitter fillings—brutality, acid, blood... Macarons cede to just deserts, gowns to rags, quips to insane ramblings, gilded dream to caustic nightmare. And still the degradation continues. We are powerless to stop the violence, and what we may have once desired we now deplore. Or, Adjmi asks, do we?
                                                                                                                 - Village Voice