The Witlings by Frances Burney comes to us as a surprising time capsule: a treasure belonging to a bygone era yet destined for life in ours. First penned in 1779, it met with opposition from the status-quo and was just too controversial to be produced. Never performed or published in her lifetime, The Witlings was put away and unseen by the public until a volume featuring the work of early women writers was printed in 1995. Now, at long last, Frances Burney's witty and salient words come to life on the New York stage in Magis Theatre's vibrant production that matches her 18th Century wit with dynamic portrayals of familiar fashionistas and hipsters in farcical physical comedy.
Sunday Matinee Talk Backs: May 18 & 25 (with visiting guests and cast members) Group Sales: 10 or more. Call to make reservations. Pick up 1 hour before show time.