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Greely High School Drama Presents: The Learned Ladies

posted Mar 1, 2016, 10:48 AM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated Mar 9, 2016, 5:22 AM ]

GREELY HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA PRESENTS:

THE LEARNED LADIES

 

 

 

Thursday and Friday March 17 and 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased in the main lobby during school lunches (3/14-3/18)

and at the door each night

Students/Senior Citizens $5 and Adults $7

 

Dinner Theatre Saturday March 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Students/Senior Citizens $12 and Adults $15

Reservations at www.GreelyDramaBoosters.org

 

 

The Learned Ladies is a witty comedy in two acts. Adapted and translated from Moliere's 1672 masterpiece, this version takes place in the 1920s and features a pretentious family from the privileged class. The translator, Freyda Thomas, has kept the rhyming couplets and basic story line, but added a few modern twists to delight the audience. The lively cast of characters includes female relatives thirsty for knowledge and freedom, a weak-kneed husband, a mediocre poet with little literary talent but lots of sex appeal, and servants who refuse to learn proper French. In the end the "learned ladies" return to their senses; the charlatan is unmasked; the young couple united, and Chrysale's household restored. Greely Drama is pleased to present a story of delightful wit that is both classic and contemporary.


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