by David Ives
adapted from La Metromanie by Alexis Piron
April 27 – May 20, 2018
In aristocratic Paris, poets are the rock stars of the day, and young people have gone métromanie (“crazy for poetry”). And Damis has developed a particularly severe case – he’s fallen in love with the work of a mysterious poetess, not knowing that his idol is actually a middle-aged gentleman writing under a pen name. Plot twists, complications, and mistaken identities – all in rhymed verse – tumble to a happy ending in this new telling of a 1738 French farce.
“…the language is golden…almost criminally enjoyable…” –Washington Post
The Sunday, May 13 performance will be audio-described, based on reservations.
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