Photo Flash: Meet the All-Female Cast of THE LEARNED LADIES, Begin. 10/4 at June Havoc
Cake Productions and The New Ateh Theater Group present Molière's The Learned Ladies, translated and adapted by Freyda Thomas. Paul Urcioli directs an all-female cast of eleven, including Kathryn Alexander, Sarah Brill, Francesca Day, Janna Emig, Susan Finch*, Katie Honaker*, Marta Kuersten, Madeleine Maby*, Sara Montgomery, Elizabeth Neptune, and Alyssa Lott. Performances will be staged October 4-19, 2013 atThe Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Approved Showcase.
Henriette is in love and wants to marry the handsome Clitandre. But in her overzealous passion for the new intellectual movement, Henriette's mother, Philamente, wants to pair her off with Trissotin, a conniving "scholar" and mediocre poet. Henriette's sister, Armande, is also striving to stop the union, having loved Clitandre herself until she spurned him for intellectual pursuits. Mix in a loony but lovable sister, an exasperated brother-in-law, a couple of mouthy servants, and a father who just wants his tea served in peace and quiet, and voila! The pretensions and excesses of the upper classes are highlighted by Molière's classic wit and wisdom in this rambunctious comedy.
The Learned Ladies plays for 16 performances from October 4-19, 2013. Performances are on Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm and Saturdays at 2pm & Sundays at 3pm. There is no performance on Saturday, October 5th at 2pm.
Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting http://learnedladies.brownpapertickets.com/.
Photos by Chris Montgomery
Katie Honaker, Sarah Brill
Janna Emig, Elizabeth Neptune
Sara Montgomery, Elizabeth Neptune, Sarah Brill, Janna Emig, Katie Honaker