19:00, Tue 31st January – Sat 4th February 2023 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 2
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Mentions of pregnancy, childbirth, and miscarriage
Mentions of death/dying
Depictions of death/dying
“You can't understand it, but I was born to be a queen. And I wasn't raised I was built: I was built to be this thing, and now they're killing me for it.”
Spoiled, pretty, rich – Marie Antoinette has it all. Except her friends are fake, her husband is incompetent, the French people are baying for her blood, and a strange sheep keeps reminding her of her impending death. Totally. Not. Cool.
Playwright David Adjmi offers a new take on the iconic and tragic queen of France in a sharply written, strikingly pertinent play that is as sour as it is sweet.