The Learned Ladies is a farcical comedy that will be set in Paris in the 1950s rather than the original time period of 1672. The story centers around Henrietta (Kristy Reno) and Clitandre (Sam Figueroa) who are very much in love, but there is a catch: Although her father, Chrysale (Robert Jewell) favors the match, Henriette’s mother, Philaminte (Brooke Damico) wishes for Henrietta to marry Trissotin (Monte George), a foppish poet who is only after a large dowry.
This satire of academic pretensions, female education, and the discipline of erudite mannerisms will have audiences rolling in the aisles, rooting for true love.
Performances of The Learned Ladies will be Sept. 3, 4, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center on the Liberty campus. Tickets are available online and at the door. Admission for the public is $9.50; Seniors (60 years and up), youth (up to high school age) and college students with ID are $7.50; Playmakers members are $5.50. On Thursday, Sept. 9 all tickets are $5.50.
For tickets, go to http://libertyunion.schoolwires.net/playmakers or contact Playmakers at email@example.com. The phone number is 325-2876, ext. 5489.
– Contributed by Anne Querida