METROMANIACS PLAY PLOT

She first appears in a gorgeous raspberry-pink gown and flounces across the stage sounding like a savvy Valley Girl, tossing off an occasional bored “whatever. Citing his artistic improprieties, Louis XV vetoed him. This is champagne, not ale. When Lisette changes from her maid’s costume to a gown identical to Lucille’s raspberry gown, it sets off a whole new set of misunderstandings and misadventures. Although Ives doesn’t satirize a contemporary figure, his sense of the anarchy that arises when people don’t know who they are is spot-on. Having enjoyed myself enormously adapting some French comedies of the 17th and 18th centuries, I was casting around for another. In other words, the way the world was meant to be.

Reviews The Metromaniacs An 18th-century farce is reshaped for the 21st century. Baliveau Shakespeare Theatre, Old Globe: Lucille, “a woman in love with poetry,” is played with grace and humor by Amelia Pedlow. The School for Scandal. Verse raises the level. Although he keeps the play moving at breakneck speed, as must be done with this delicate farce, Kahn never lets the play go so fast that the audience gets lost trying to tease out the various plots. She first appears in a gorgeous raspberry-pink gown and flounces across the stage sounding like a savvy Valley Girl, tossing off an occasional bored “whatever.

Born in Burgundy inPiron moved to Paris in the early s, eager to be a poet. Adam LeFevre is an appropriately big, blustery Francalou. Having enjoyed myself enormously adapting some French comedies of the 17th and 18th centuries, I was casting around for another.

The Witch of Edmonton. This is champagne, not ale. All in the Timinga breakneck evening of witty dialogue, ran for over performances off-Broadway.

There are few playwrights who love language as much as David Ives.

The original shows his characters living lives based on fantasy, in which identity is wholly unstable. New Paly magazine once named him one of the smartest New Yorkers, a distinction he has called the greatest tragedy of his life. The School for Scandal. Shakespeare Theatre, Old Globe: It seems that all Paris had fallen in love with the poems of one Mademoiselle Malcrais de La Vigne, a mysterious poetess from distant Brittany read: It takes the equivalent of a grand magic trick to successfully translate a play from one language to another.

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Reviews The Metromaniacs An 18th-century farce is plag for the 21st century. Now I was really interested. Frankly, I fell in love with the title. Damis Red Bull Theater: Lucille, “a woman in love with poetry,” is played with grace and humor by Amelia Pedlow. In other words, the way the world was meant to be. Using disguises, mistaken identities, pseudonyms and as many as three personalities for each character, Ives produces multiple outrageous plots that unravel simultaneously, creating a sense of total chaos.

Verse raises the level.

Murell Horton’s exquisite period costumes help distinguish characters by social role. As David Ives translates it: Tagged in this Story. She first appears in a gorgeous raspberry-pink gown and flounces across the stage sounding like a plog Valley Girl, tossing off an occasional bored “whatever. The Liar Classic Stage Co. Although Ives doesn’t satirize a contemporary figure, his sense of the anarchy that arises when people don’t know who they are is spot-on.

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Although he keeps the play moving at breakneck speed, as must be done with this delicate farce, Kahn never lets the play go so fast that the audience gets lost trying to tease out the various plots.

When Lisette changes from her maid’s costume to a gown identical to Lucille’s raspberry gown, it sets off a whole new set of misunderstandings and misadventures. The play is about a penniless would-be poet, Damis, who has fallen in love with the works of a mysterious poetess, Mlle. So I ordered the French text from the Internet and it arrived in a blurry offprint with an introduction by a huffy scholar who heartily disapproved of the play and all its amoral characters. Baliveau Shakespeare Theatre, Old Globe: Lucille Red Bull Theater: Christian Conn is delightful as Damis, who’s looking for love and the perfect rhyme, forever scribbling, then tucking the white quill in his breast pocket.

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Yet in the end, order is established. James Noone’s set underscores the antirealism of this play. Piron’s play was written in response to an actual event involving Voltaire. The show’s brilliance is due to the metromqniacs between the play’s translator and adapter, David Ives, and STC’s artistic director, Michael Kahn, who directs.

Given what greets us in the morning newspaper these metromqniacs, a few yards of gossamer may be just what the doctor ordered.

He pretends to Damis that the poetess he seeks is Lucille. The dramaturgical mechanics not so much. Beckett-Albee, Andorra, and Cymbeline. University of Missouri-Kansas City. In the course of reading about that period, I stumbled again and again upon mention of an obscure play from with a superb title: The Duke on 42nd Street.

Tribes, Clever Little Lies.

Francalou’s main problem in life is keeping his young daughter, Lucille, away from Dorante, the son of his sworn enemy. Characters drunk on language, mere mortals in love with poetry, fools in love with love.

Roach is hilarious as the clumsy, would-be scribe who can’t write a single word of love. Juilliard, UC Santa Cruz. April 10 – May 20, And Damis’ uncle is played well by Peter Kybart. It means, more or less, The Poetry Craze. Here lies Piron, a nothing, an anatomy.

The Metromaniacs will always be a delightful script, but this is a sensational production because of Michael Kahn’s intelligent direction.

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