Meredith College Theatre will present Marie Antoinette, an award-winning play by David Adjmi, April 17-22, 2018, in Studio Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., April 17-21, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22.
“Marie Antoinette is not so much a historical biography or a contemporary play as it is a creation in its own universe with its own idiom,” said Professor of Theatre Catherine Rodgers, who is directing this production. “Marie is a fascinating character and we knew that if we chose to produce this play that it would offer our students some challenging and wonderful roles.”
The production inspired the School of Arts and Humanities’ common experience topic for Spring 2018. The school is sponsoring a series of events, including lectures, performances, films, and panel discussions, this semester focused on the theme of social inequality.
Rodgers says the play doesn’t trivialize Marie Antoinette, but shows her anxiety and the volatile changes in her personality.
The play is meant to have each of us examine who we are as members of a democratic society and what role we play in it,” Rodgers said. “There are comedic moments in the play, also, but we hope audiences will want to take this roller coaster journey with us and discover something about themselves in the process.”
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students. Free admission is available for Meredith College students, faculty, and staff. Reservations may be made by calling the box office at (919) 760-2840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.