School For Wives - Molière in the Park October 24

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:33 AM
    Message # 9259294
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Molière in the Park and FIAF, co-present a radically inventive and refreshing take on the classic play, The School For Wives.

    Saturday, October 24, 2020 2 & 7pm ET
    LIVE Online  Free & Open to All
    In English
    Closed captioning in English & French

    Molière’s biting 17th-century satire about a privileged and misguided man so intimidated by women that he grooms his own ward for marriage, is about gender power dynamics. In this contemporary retelling, Tony Award–winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly’s Last Jam, Caroline, or Change) stars as the patriarch Arnolphe, obsessed with keeping 17-year-old Agnès ignorant so that she will remain faithful to him.

    Director Lucie Tiberghien examines this classic tale through the lens of an all-woman cast to shine a light on the ultimate absurdity of similar American systems of oppression. Like Agnès, no one’s humanity can be snuffed out.

    Performance: 90 minutes
    Post-Show Q&A with Director and Cast: 20 minutes

    The livestream link will be sent via email to everyone on the RSVP list on the day of the performance.

    A recording of the stream will be available on Molière in the Park’s YouTube channel through 2pm, Thursday, October 29.

    Here is a link to the event:

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