Molière Impromptu

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-5241
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Based on three short plays by Molière, Molière Impromptu is a wickedly funny look at the magic of theatre. Set in 1665 Versailles, the play presents a director's nightmare as the members of Molière's Illustre Theatre gather to rehearse a new play commissioned by the King for a performance that very night. The script is in horrible shape, the straight man wants to leave the troupe, marital spats are ripping the company apart, the intern is lobbying for a bigger part and the lead actress can never remember her lines. First performed by Trinity Repertory Company in 2005, the play is a contemporary take on the works of one of the great masters of Western comedy.

Visit the Molière Impromptu website:

http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/events/2013/moliere-impromptu