UT Martin’s Vanguard Theatre to present ‘The Learned Ladies’
Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2008 9:54 am
The Messenger 10.30.08
The University of Tennessee at Martin Vanguard Theatre will present its opening performance of “The Learned Ladies” at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 on the main stage in the Harriet Fulton Performing Arts Theatre of the Fine Arts Building on campus.
Additional performances will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 7-8 and 3 p.m. Nov. 9.
Moliere’s “The Learned Ladies” is an age-old story — a father wants his daughter to marry one man; a mother wants her to marry another.
The story concerns a 17th Century Parisian named Chrysale whose wife, sister and eldest daughter have fallen under the spell of a would-be poet named Trissotin who aspires to marry the youngest daughter, Henriette, and thereby acquire a lovely and rich wife. Henriette, however, has her own plans for marriage with the poor but handsome Clitandre. A crew of unforgettable characters inhabits this fast-paced satire on intellectual pretensions where mishaps and mayhem abound.
UT Martin cast members include Jonathan Johnson of Union City; Kassi Abney, Jay Campbell and Justin Hunt, all of Martin; Davida Ambrose, Anne Albrecht, Natalie Horbelt and Patrick Nugent, all of Memphis; Jade Johnson of Paris; Joshua Jones of Kingston Springs; Kara Salyers of Huntingdon; Benjamin Stoer of Gainesville, Fla.; and Lizzie Wouters of Knoxville.
The box office will open at noon Monday. Hours of operation are noon-5 p.m. and two hours before performances.
Tickets are $5 for students and children and $10 for adults.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at (731) 881-7090.