"Harlequin’s Lesson in Love" October 22-25

Posted: October 2, 2009

Marivaux’s one-act play, directed by Roger Babb, will be performed in Rooke Theatre October 22-24 at 8 pm and October 24-25 at 2 pm.

This one act play revolves around “a sophisticated fairy who wishes to cast a spell on the uncouth Harlequin while--at the same time--she is trying to hide from ‘the great magician Merlin,’ whom she has jilted.” Marivaux, the great French comic playwright of the eighteenth century, wrote sparkling pieces that rejected Moliere’s depiction of stereotypes. He concentrated instead on plays in which actions take place in the minds of the characters and in which dialogue is of supreme importance.

Harlequin’s Lesson in Love is directed by Roger Babb, with set and costumes by Vanessa James, lighting design by Qian (Cynthia) Liu ’11, and sound design by Brendan Connelly (NY designer/composer).

In addition to the Marivaux play, there will be a ten-minute preview of a work-in-progress, Brain Piece, based on a recent BBC podcast having to do with breakthroughs in neuroscience.

Tickets are $5 and $3. Seating is limited so reservations are recommended. To make reservations, please contact the box office at 413-538-2406 or rookeboxoffice@gmail.com.

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