UM-Flint Theatre ends season with French Satire




Clockwise from top: Destiny Dunn, Mary Paige Rieffel, Mark Vukelich, Alexis Harvey

Clockwise from top: Destiny Dunn, Mary Paige Rieffel, Mark Vukelich, Alexis Harvey

FLINT — The University of Michigan – Flint Department of Theatre and Dance presents the final production of the 2012-2013 season, The Learned Ladies, April 5–7 and 12–14 at the UM-Flint Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley St.

Friday and Saturday curtains are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.

This 17th-century French satire lampoons intellectual pretense for the modern audience, written by Molière, translated by Richard Wilbur, and directed by Janet Haley, Assistant Professor of Theatre.

A charismatic swindler attempts to raise his station in society by employing poetry and intellectual pretense to sway the hearts of society ladies who have sworn off all earthly pleasures for the sake of knowledge. However, the youngest daughter refuses to become a “learned lady,” and strives to marry her first love, against her mother’s wishes. Will true and balanced love win out in a place where “thinking is all this household thinks about?” A rollicking comedy of manners in high style, The Learned Ladies contains some mature content and is appropriate for ages 14 and up.

Details: Call 810-237-6520 or visit www.umflint.edu/theatredance. — G.G.


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