The Marriage of Figaro

By Beaumarchais
Adapted by Ranjit Bolt
Directed by Jonathan Berry
November 13, 2008 – January 4, 2009

The lustful Count has set his affections on his wife’s chambermaid, who is also the fiance of his valet, Figaro. To protect his love, the cunning servant Figaro must outsmart his master. His plotting reveals several other sexual games that culminate in a night of mistaken identities and deliciously funny farce. Ranjit Bolt, the adaptor of Remy Bumppo’s viciously comic Tartuffe, pens this retelling of Beaumarchais’ play made famous in opera form by Mozart.

Cast

Greg Matthew Anderson, Cherubin
Nick Sandys, Figaro
Joe Dempsey, Count
Mary Beth Fisher, Countess
Will Schutz, Antoine
Kevin Viol, Pedrille
Joel Huff/Tom Hickey, Bazille
Kate Cares, Suzanne
Laura Coover, Fanchette
Lucy Gillespie, Ensemble
Kate McGroarty, Ensemble

Production

Jonathan Berry, Director
Patia Bartlett, Production Stage Manager
Marcus Stephens, Scenic Designer
Alison Siple, Costume Designer
Heather Gilbert, Lighting Designer
Josh Horvath, Sound Designer
Ann Meilahn, Properties Designer
Caroline Fourmy, Choreographer
Alison Ramsey, Production Manager
Daniel Smith, Dramaturg

 

Reviews

“A top-to-bottom delight whose message is nestled in an abundance of screwball craft.”
-Brian Nemtusak, Time Out Chicago

 

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