Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh

Closed
2hr. (1 intermission)
Opened Jul 10, 2008
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh, by Joel Gross, is directed by Robert Kalfin. Spanning 20 years during the dramatically charged build to the French Revolution, the play is a fictionalized triangle between Queen Marie Antoinette, her portraitist, the renowned beauty, Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Le Brun and Count Alexis de Ligne, an aristocrat and political radical. Once a target for the ambitions of her social climbing portrait painter and the politically obsessed Count, the vain but vulnerable Queen demonstrates surprising courage and humanity as the years pass, inspiring both to show genuine love for her even while Marie Antoinette's bitter people use her as a masthead for their hatred and discontent.