Inspired by the playwright's research into the
African presence in 17th century Europe, Las Meninas by Lynn Nottage, journeys through the French Age of Splendor exploring the issues of slavery, oppression, love, isolation and historical erasure. At the center of the play is the illicit romance between Queen Marie-Therese (wife of Louis XIV) and her African servant, Nabo, a dwarf from Dahomey. Ms. Nottage restages encounters of record and imagines the spaces in-between to reveal the story of a woman's search for love and a man's
search for freedom.