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.

May 17, 18, 19, 20 2017 @ 7:30pm & May 21 2017 @ 2:00pm
Director
Sullivan Canaday White
 
Production Stage Manager
Gretchen Shoot
 

Poster Design

Melissa T. Hall

The Play
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

Marie Antoinette

by David Adjmi

The Dixon/White Theatre Fund underwrites the cost of tickets, which makes professional productions free to the Lexington theater-going community.  Reservations available starting May 10th.

Costume Design

Missy Johnston

 
Scenic & Lighting Design
Michael O. Sanders

 

Publicity

Michael Bigelow Dixon

Marie Antoinette is sold out for the remainder of the run .