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Moliere’s classic The Learned Ladies takes stage at Texas State

Date released: 09/16/04

SAN MARCOS – The Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Theatre and Dance presents Moliere’s comic satire, The Learned Ladies, Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. on the main stage in the Theatre Center on campus.

Admission is $10 general admission and $5 for students with a Texas State ID.

In The Learned Ladies, Moliere takes aim at the intellectual and artistic pretentiousness of Parisian salon society. Written in 1672, the play centers around a well-to-do family whose household is thrown into comic upheaval when an imposter enters their lives. Eccentric characters, hilarious dialogue and fast-paced action make this one of Moliere's comic masterpieces.

Director Michael Costello (Death of a Salesman, Chicago) updates the production to 1930s Paris, an era of radical artistic experimentation. He affectionately refers to the play as "The Marx Brothers in Dada-land," since the production spoofs the artistic and literary avant-garde movements of the period.

Media coverage of this project is invited, and press passes are available. For further information, contact the Texas State Box Office at (512) 245-2204.