STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - THE FIGARO PLAYS in Rep at the McCarter Theatre Center
The McCarter Theatre Center presents two all-new adaptations of Pierre Beaumarchais' comic masterpieces that inspired Rossini and Mozart's operas: The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. Filled with material rarely seen by modern theatregoers (due to being cut by censors for the operas), The Figaro Plays will contain fresh surprises, unexpected laughs, and new insight for 21st century audiences. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team!
Performed in repertory in the U.S. for the first time in recent memory, The Figaro Plays mark the return of Stephen Wadsworth to McCarter Theatre Center. A master of 18th century theatre, Wadsworth's Marivaux trilogy is still remembered with wide-eyed admiration by all who experienced it. His new translations of The Figaro Plays bring a crisp and electric immediacy to Beaumarchais' words, proving battles amongst the sexes, classes, and friends ever relevant, risqué, and riotously funny.
The cast is comprised of Adam Green (Helen Hayes Nom. for Shakespeare Theater Co.'s Midsummer Night's Dream) as Figaro, Neal Bledsoe (Smash, Ugly Betty) as Count Almaviva, Naomi O'Connell (Master Class with Tyne Daly on the West End) as Rosine, Maggie Lacey (Mirandolina at McCarter) as Suzanne, Derek Smith (The Lion King) as Dr. Bartolo, Cameron Folmar (The Tempest at McCarter) as Bazile, Jeanne Paulsen (Broadway's The Kentucky Cycle with Stacy Keach) as Marceline, Frank Corrado as LeBébe/Alcade/Brid'oison, Burton Curtis as Engarde/Antonio, Cody Buege as Constable/Grip-Soleil, Betsy Hogg as Fanchette, David Andrew Laws as Pedrillo, Larry Paulsen at Doublehands, and Magan Wiles as Chérubin.