Kimberly Gilbert will take on the title role in David Adjmi's Marie Antoinette at Woolly Mammoth.
Kimberly Gilbert will take on the title role in David Adjmi's Marie Antoinette at Woolly Mammoth.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has announced plans to kick off its 35th season with David Adjmi's Marie Antoinette. New Woolly company member Yury Urnov will direct the play, which runs from September 15-October 12.

Marie Antoinette is a contemporary look at the iconic and controversial queen of France. It follows her growing celebrity and her ultimate demise at the hands of those who had once extolled her, as "history's most notorious teenager becomes a full-blooded, complex, and tragic heroine."

Woolly Mammoth company member Kimberly Gilbert will take on the role of Marie. The cast also includes Woolly company members Sarah Marshall and Dawn Ursula as well as Joe Isenberg and Cole Edelstein.

"David Adjmi's crisp and sometimes hilarious script makes this a Marie Antoinette for America today, a potent symbol of all the things that keep us from seeing the real forces bearing down on us — our cult of celebrity, our fatuous politics, the insane pressures and scant tools we give to our children, the pace of change we can hardly fathom," said artistic director Howard Shalwitz in a statement.

For tickets to Marie Antoinette, click here.