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
Sullivan Canaday White
Production Stage Manager
Melissa T. Hall
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
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.
Scenic & Lighting Design
Michael O. Sanders
Michael Bigelow Dixon
Marie Antoinette is sold out for the remainder of the run .