Wednesday, October 12, 7:30pm
Four performances of "The Marriage of Figaro," by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, will be presented in the Studio Theatre on the campus of Emory & Henry College in October.
The E&H production opens Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Performances will continue Oct. 14-15 beginning at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 16 at 3 p.m.
Members of the cast are students in Emory & Henry's Theatre Department, which has recently enjoyed special recognition by three websites (IveyFiles.com, MadeMan.com, andeHow.com) as among the best theatre education opportunities in Virginia.
Dr. Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian directs the production. Professor Daniel Wheeler provides design and technical direction in this first production of the E&H academic year.
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais’ witty 18th-century classical comedy was considered scandalous. Consequently, it was censored for many years because of its satire of the aristocracy. It focuses on a pleasure-seeking, incompetent Count, who is bored with his wife and searches out amorous adventures. Attracted by Suzanne’s charms (the Countess’s head chambermaid), the Count wishes to revive the right of primae noctis so that he can take advantage of the young bride before the consummation of her marriage. His main obstacle is his crafty, quick-witted servant, Figaro.
Because seating is very limited, advanced reservations are highly recommended. Admission to this concert is free of charge to Emory & Henry College faculty, staff and students. Tickets for all others are: adult, $10 in advance and $12 at the door; senior citizens (55 an older), students from other institutions, and/or as many as four adult tickets purchased in advance, $8.00. Call 276.944.6846 or write email@example.com for tickets and/or other information.