Opera singer Laura Fox will be playing La Grange in both French and English in the new adaptation of the one-act play Les Précieuses ridicule
Ballardite to be in new adaptation of French play
Lara Fox, and opera singer who lives in Ballard, will play cross gender roles in Molière’s Les Précieuses ridicules. She will be playing the character La Grange in both English and French.
Le Théâtre Français will be presenting two performances of the one-act play on the same night, one in French and one in the new English translation by the Director, Professor Scott Taylor of Western Washington University.
“Rather than use the common translation of Precious Maidens Ridiculed, I have translated the title as Princess Butterflies because it evokes both the flightiness and beauty of the play’s two main female characters, Magdelon & Cathos," he said.
Audiences won't just be treated to two different languages, though, but will experience two entirely different styles of theater.
The English version, presented first, will be set in modern day Hollywood with the main characters playing Hollywood starlets and over-the-top metrosexuals. The French version will be performed in a bouffonnesque, circus-like stylein the tradition of Jacques Le Coq.
Lara Fox, an opera singer will play cross gender roles. She plays La Grange in both English and French in Molière’s Les Précieuses ridicules. Originally from Fitchburg, Massachusettes, has just moved to Seattle from Boston, where she played many roles written for men.
“I hope to make Molière relevant to contemporary audiences so that the universal messages of his works continue to resonate,” Taylor said.
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Fri Nov 16th, Sat Nov. 17th at 7:30 pm
Mon. Nov 19th, Tues Nov. 20th at 1:00 pm
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