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.