LES PRECIEUSES RIDICULES Begins Tonight at Theatre Francais de Toronto
Théâtre français de Toronto closes its 46th season with one of the company's favourite French classic playwrights, Molière. In Les Précieuses ridicules (The Precious Young Ladies) director Guy Mignault overlaps eras and blends classic XVIIIth century French with new short texts, songs and monologues, which reflect both Molière and Mignault's biting take on their contemporaries. A great one-act comedy of manners, on stage at the Berkeley Street Theatre from tonight, April 23 to May 10.
An extremely satiric comedy, Les Précieuses ridicules takes aim at the extravagant and overly delicate ladies of the French bourgeoisie. "I wanted to prove that Molière's Nouveaux Riches could be as ridiculous as our Nouveaux Riches here, today" said Guy Mignault about his direction of the production. In Théâtre français de Toronto's production, this Molière classic often considered a crowd-pleasing masterpiece of the French repertoire is given amodern and musical setting that reverberates in today's world. Discover or rediscover Molière with the help of Boris Vian, Brassens, and other great French and Canadian poets and songwriters.
Directed by Guy Mignault. Featuring: Sébastien Bertrand, Lina Blais, Alexandre Côté, Steffi Didomenicantonio, Robert Godin, Chanda Legroulx, Nathalie Nadon, Nico Racicot, and Christopher Webb.
Costumes: Nina Okens, Set and props: Glen Charles Landry, Music: Claude Naubert, Lights: Simon Rossiter, Stage Manager: Gabriel Dubé, Production Manager: Dominic Manca. Surtitles: Gunta Dreifelds.
A Théâtre français de Toronto production.
Théâtre français de Toronto wishes to thank SunLife Financial which sponsors Surtitles in English throughout the season (performances with English surtitles: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays).
Les Précieuses ridicules (The Precious Young Ladies)
By Molière - April 23 to May 10, 2014
Théâtre français de Toronto | Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs - 26 Berkeley Street
Opening: Friday, April 25 at 8 pm | Previews: April 23 & 24, 8 pm
Performances: Wed. to Sat., 8 pm - Sat. Matinees: May 3 & 10 @ 3:30 pm - Sun. Matinees: Apr. 27 & May 4 @ 2:30 pm
English Surtitled Performances: Wed., Fri. and Sat. at 8 pm; Sat. May. 10 at 3:30 pm.
Tickets: Adults: $33 to $57 | Seniors (65 and over): $28 to $57| Artists and Under 30: $30 - not available for the opening night.
Special Gala & Show: Thursday, May 8 at 6 PM. Tickets $125 (Surtitled performance)
Special discounts available on Wednesday nights with PWYC and on Saturday nights with $20 Rush Tickets (in both cases: purchase at the door, 1 hour prior to performance, cash only).
Box Office: www.theatrefrancais.com and (416) 534-6604 or 1(800) 819-4981.