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Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette is a contemporary take (marry 1770’s France with Reagan era America) on the short life of the young Queen of France and a 2021 “panegyric” on democracy, according to playwright David Adjmi. Marie is a confection whipped up by an extravagant and artificial society. But bonbons may “have bitter fillings—brutality, acid, blood. Macarons cede to just desserts, gowns to rags, quips to insane ramblings.” (The Village Voice) France sours on the royals as revolution brews. Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité replaces breezy banter. “We are powerless to stop the violence, and what we may have once desired, we now deplore.”  (The Village Voice) “Or do we?” Adjmi asks.

Playwright David Adjmi has been called “virtuosic” by The New York Times and one of the Top Ten in Culture (2011) by The New Yorker Magazine. He grew up in a Syrian/Jewish American family, attended Julliard, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. His plays have been performed at the Royal Court, London, at Lincoln Center, at the Goodman in Chicago and well beyond.

The GDS theater directors have cast 2 Maries and 2 Louis’s: Ava Blum ’23 and Henry Cohen ’24 as the younger; Jacqueline Metzger ’23 and Wes Brubaker ’23 as the older. Each considers their other self. Who they were, what they have become, what they have learned, and how they’ve grown. 

The play is recommended for students 14 and older. Some crude language and violence.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Guests will only be admitted if they have registered and paid for tickets at this site. At the door, guests must show a vaccination card indicating fully vaccinated status plus a photo ID.  NO SEATS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.  Seats will be numbered, assigned, arranged for social distancing.  MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES in the building and the Box. UNMASKED AUDIENCE MEMBERS WILL BE ESCORTED OUT OF THE BUILDING.

The show will be 90 minutes without an intermission.  No food may be consumed in the venue. 

Director:  Laura Rosberg
Technical Director:  Christal Boyd
Choreographer:  Maria Watson

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Box Seats—$25
Mezzanine Seats—$15
Orchestra Seats—$20
Side Mezzanine Seats—$5
Faculty/Staff Orchestra Seats—free (limit one per employee)

PLEASE NOTE: 

All theater-goers must be fully vaccinated (ID and vaccination card required prior to entry), must mask the entire time, and have purchased a ticket in advance.

Warning: Photo-sensitive audience members should be aware that strobe lights are used in this production.

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Cast

YOUNG MARIE: AVA BLUM  ’23
OLDER MARIE:  JACQUELINE METZGER  ’23
YOUNG LOUIS:  HENRY COHEN  ’25
OLDER LOUIS: WES BRUBAKER  ’23
JOSEPH: JULIAN GALKIN  ’22
FERZEN: ELI FABER  ’22
LAMBALLE: LEILA JACKSON  ’22
POLIGNAC: RACHEL SCHNEIDER  ’24
SHEEP: AVRAM SHAPIRO  ’24
DAUPHIN: ALESSANDRO ALFANDARI  ’25

CORPS

VERSAILLES SERVANTS: AYMAAN ENAYETULLAH  ’25, FELICIA PAUL  ’22, JOSHUA REYNOLDS  ’24, OLIVIA BROWN  ’24
EXTRA SHEEP: AYMAAN ENAYETULLAH  ’25, FELICIA PAUL  ’22, CALEB KOHN-MURPHY  ’25
GOAT: JACOB GETLAN  ’23
REVOLUTIONARY #1: JOSHUA REYNOLDS  ’24
ROYALIST: OLIVIA BROWN  ’24
TILLY: OLIVIA BROWN  ’24
ISABELLA PEASANT: STELLA TONGOUR  ’22
HAMEAU SERVANT: THOMAS PERRY  ’22
MR. & MRS. SAUCE: JACOB GETLAN  ’23, FELICIA PAUL  ’22
REVOLUTIONARIES #2: JOSHUA REYNOLDS  ’24, STELLA TONGOUR  ’22
GUARDS: THOMAS PERRY  ’22, JACOB GETLAN  ’23
REVOLUTIONARIES #3: AYMAAN ENAYETULLAH  ’25, JOSHUA REYNOLDS  ’24
HORSES: AYMAAN ENAYETULLAH  ’25, CALEB KOHN-MURPHY  ’25
COACHMAN: THOMAS PERRY  ’22  
 

Administrators   Designers & Heads

Stage Manager: Katie Young ’23

Set Designers: Maya Landweber ’22, Carmen Gitchell ’22, Harrison West ’22

Set Crew Heads: Nora O’Connor ’22, Oakley Winters ’22

Lighting Designers: Jake Korde ’22, Noah Kubler ’22

Lighting Crew Head: Jamie Lewis ’22

Sound Designer & Crew Head: Aden Sheingold  ’22

Props Designer: Isabella Martorana ’24

Costume Designers & Crew Heads: Eve Kolker ’22, Miriam Akhmetshin ’22, Signe Schowitz ’22

Makeup Designers & Crew Heads: Felicia Paul ’22, Leila Jackson ’22, Eleanor Gaugh ’22

Poster/Program Design: Nava Mach ’23

Producer: Eli Faber ’22

Box Office Manager: Sophia Grunwaldt ’23

House Manager: Sophia Grunwaldt ’23