Stages Repertory Theatre to Present MARIE ANTOINETTE, 10/8-11/2

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Stages Repertory Theatre to Present MARIE ANTOINETTE, 10/8-11/2

Stages Repertory Theatre will present MARIE ANTOINETTE by David Adjmi, October 8 - November 2, 2014. Produced in cooperation with the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance, the play will be directed by Leslie Swackhamer and stars Emily Neves in the title role.

How's a queen to keep her head in the middle of a revolution? David Adjmi's oh-so-modern Queen Marie delights her confidantes with wild whims and inspires her subjects with three-foot wigs and extravagant haute couture. But as economic tensions rise and the chants of the mobs grow louder, Marie's place in the world is rapidly going out of style. History gets an of-the-moment makeover in this raw, fantastical and fiercely funny play.

Performance Times: Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30p, Fridays & Saturdays 8:00p, Sundays 3:00p
Location: Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway
Run Time: This show is approximately 2 hours long including one fifteen-minute intermission.
Tickets: $19 - $65
To Purchase: Call 713.527.0123 or visit www.stagestheatre.com.

Leslie Swackhamer returns to direct the Regional Premiere of David Adjmi's Marie Antoinette. At Stages, Leslie also has directed Failure: A Love Story; In the Next Room...or, the Vibrator Play; Rabbit Hole; Amy's View; The Great American Trailer Park Musical; and The Andrews Brothers. Emily Neves makes her Stages debut as Marie Antoinette in this production.

Marie Antoinette had its world premiere in a co-production in 2012 at A.R.T./Harvard and Yale Repertory Theatre. The show later made its New York premiere at 2013 at Soho Rep.

David Adjmi's other plays include 3C, Elective Affinities, and stunning. David Adjmi was called "virtuosic" by the New York Times and he was listed as one of the Top Ten in Culture for 2011 by The New Yorker magazine. David was awarded a Mellon Foundation Playwrights Residency, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers' Award, the Kesselring Prize for Drama, the Steinberg Playwright Award (the "Mimi"), and the Bush Artists Fellowship, among others. He is the recipient of multiple MacDowell Colony fellowships, a Yaddo fellowship, a Sundance/Ucross residency and others. He currently holds commissions from Lincoln Center Theater, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep and the Royal Court, and he is the recipient of the 2012 Fadiman Award from Center Theatre Group.

David has served on panels for the Luminato Festival, National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council and others. He has taught workshops and seminars at the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Harvard University, Yale School of Drama, Primary Stages, NYU, Mark Taper Forum, CalArts, Southampton Writers Conference, and the University of Rochester.

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