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After the death of his protector in 1661, Louis XIV reinvents the role of monarch as he negotiates the temptations of boardrooms and bedrooms under the guidance of his worldly courtier, Fouquet, the wealthiest and most flamboyant man in France. Can the young king balance the demands of his lovers, rivals, and mother while still balancing the books? Nick Dear's dazzling new play is a seductive behind-the-scenes and between-the-sheets rumination on power, the creation of Versailles and the making of the "Sun King." James Bohnen directs.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Greenhouse Theater, Chicago