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Figaro

figaroby Charles Morey

freely adapted from "Le Mariage de Figaro" by Beaumarchais

Commissioned by The Pearl Theatre Company
J.R. Sullivan, Artistic Director - David Brooks, Managing Director 

He’s getting married in the morning, and the enterprising Figaro (servant, barber, professional troublemaker) couldn’t be happier. But with everybody scheming to come between him and his bride, Figaro will need all his cunning to make it down the aisle. This new adaptation of Beaumarchais’s comic masterpiece is not only hilariously funny, but has a razor sharp political edge.

New York Times "Critic's Pick!  ★ ‘Figaro’ The playwright Charles Morey rescues Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais’s late-18th century comedy “The Marriage of Figaro” from the shadow of its more celebrated operatic incarnation with this witty new adaptation for the Pearl Theater Company, inaugurating the classical troupe’s new home on West 42nd Street. Directed with a light touch and an infectious wink by Hal Brooks, the farce takes aim at ruling-class entitlement just as surely today as it did in pre-Revolution France..."

L.A. Times "Critic's Choice"! 18th-century subversion meets Larry David lunacy in this effortlessly buoyant adaptation of Beaumarchais' classic account of one crazy day at the Almavivas. Director Michael Michetti's innate sense of creative anachronism neatly dovetails with Charles Morey's witty, rococo text, and his engaging cast embraces the mischief and mayhem without a weak link, resulting in a knee-slapping blast. L.A TIMES (David C. Nichols)  

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