"What, Sister! Are you truly of a mind
To leave your precious maidenhood behind,
And give yourself in marriage to a man?
Can you be harboring such a vulgar plan?"
The Learned Ladies
By Molière, Translated by Richard Wilbur
Directed by Jane Nichols, guest director
May 22 - June 2, 2019
Previews 5/18 & 5/21
Pay-What-You-Can Wednesday May 29th at 7:30 PM: Day-of-show only, $1 minimum
Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre, University of Washington
The Parnell sisters don’t always agree. Armande is seeking a life driven by intellectual pursuits, while Henriette wants to follow her heart. Add a set of overbearing parents, some meddling relatives, and a few pompous poets, and you’ve got one of Molière’s most ridiculous satires. Jane Nichols, an internationally renowned teacher of physical comedy and Clown, directs this funny, philosophical play that pits the power of the mind against the passion of the heart. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur’s translation of Les Femmes savantes sparkles—in Nichols’ words, “every character is delicious and every scene is a pearl.”
RUN TIME: Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission
|Lépinette / Julienne / Notary