LA051 Play Reading: "The Pretentious Young Ladies", by Molière

  • 05 Apr 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • To Be Announced
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"The Pretentious Young Ladies" is a satirical comedy mocking the affectations of 17th-century French salon culture. It follows Madelon and Cathos, two provincial young women seeking sophisticated lovers in Paris. They reject genuine suitors La Grange and Du Croisy for being too plain and fall for their valets, Mascarille and Jodelet, disguised as noblemen. The play ridicules their pretentiousness and quest for a refined life, culminating in their embarrassment upon discovering the deceit. Molière critiques societal superficiality, advocating for authenticity over affectedness.

This is a one-act play with nine major characters. It is about 30 pages long, and the reading time is expected to be about 1 1/4 hours.

The reading will take place at a WICE member's apartment in the Marais. The script will be emailed following registration, and the address, door code, and phone number will be sent with the two reminder emails.

As always, we reserve two seats for new members. If those seats are not taken by the week of the reading, we give them to people on the wait list.

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