Soho Rep Extends MARIE ANTOINETTE Through 11/24
In response to popular demand, Soho Rep. announces a second extension of the New York premiere of David Adjmi's award-winning Marie Antoinette, directed by Rebecca Taichman, to November 24. Marie Antoinette brings Marin Ireland back to the theater where she won immense acclaim in Sarah Kane's Blasted. A previously announced performance on Sunday, Nov 17 at 7:30pm has been cancelled while a performance on Sunday, Nov 17 at 3pm has been added.
With Marie Antoinette, Adjmi is beginning a three-year residency with Soho Rep. as part of the Mellon Foundation Playwrights Residency. One of only 14 playwrights in the U.S. to receive this honor, Adjmi has joined Soho Rep. as a staff member, receiving a full salary and health benefits. In addition to providing stability and resources to develop new work, the residency makes Adjmi a member of the Soho Rep. team as the institution takes on new challenges and grows.
Performances of Marie Antoinette will take place October 9-November 24 (see schedule above) at Soho Rep. Critics are welcome as of Wednesday, October 16 for an official opening of Sunday, October 20 at 7:30pm. Soho Rep. is located at 46 Walker Street in Manhattan. Tickets for the original run (Oct 9-Nov 3) are $35/$50, tickets for the first extension (November 5-17) are $55/$75, tickets for the second extension are $55/$80 and can be purchased by visiting sohorep.org or calling 212.352.3101. $0.99 Sunday tickets will be offered on October 13 and 27 and are available first come, first served at the box office only. $30 general rush and $20 student rush (valid school ID) tickets are available at the box office one hour prior to curtain for each performance, no advance sales.
The previously announced cast includes Ireland as Marie, Steven Rattazzi as Louis XVI, David Greenspan as A Sheep, and Marsha Stephanie Blakeas Yolande de Polignac/Mrs. Sauce, Karl Miller as Joseph/Mr. Sauce, Jennifer Ikeda as Therese de Lamballe/Royalist and Aimee Laurence as Dauphin. Joining them are Chris Stack as Axel Fersen and Will Pullen as Revolutionary.
The creative team includes Riccardo Hernandez (sets), Anka Lupes (costumes), Stephen Strawbridge (lights), Matt Hubbs (sound), Christopher Ash(video), Amanda Miller (wigs), Jon Knust (props), Sam Pinkleton (choreography), Michael Rossmy (fight choreography) and Amanda Spooner (stage management).
Marie Antoinette is a raw, fantastical and funny production about a moment in time when the political suddenly got very personal. The work was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre and premiered in a co-production with American Repertory Theater in 2012. Funding for this production is provided in part by Yale's Binger Center for New Theatre.
Soho Rep.'s FEED program offers companion programming to enrich the audience's engagement with each of the theater's main stage productions. Marie Antoinette events will include:
A creative team talk with Adjmi and Taichman, moderated by Soho Rep.'s Raphael Martin, after the performance on October 15
The Letters of Marie Antoinette, a one-woman show written by French historian Evelyne Lever and performed by Molière Award-winning actress Barbara Schulz, October 24 at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Tours of the Met Museum's exhibition Artists and Amateurs: Etching in Eighteenth-Century France, with the Museum's Prints and Drawing curator, Perrin Stein, on October 25 and November 1
What Is a History Play?, Todd London, Artistic Director of New Dramatists, unpacks the subject with the writers Marcus Gardley and Emily Mann, after the performance on October 27
How to Grow a New Play with David Adjmi, a workshop, led by the playwright, about realizing an idea for a play, on October 28
The Queen's Room: French Interior Design and the State of the Nation, in which MerEdith Martin, NYU Professor of Art History, discusses interiors in the heyday of Marie Antoinette, after the 7:30pm performance on November 2.
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