Shakespeare Theatre Company's The Heir Apparent
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, presenting The
Heir Apparent, Jean-Francois Regnard's funny farce filled with wit and
charm, newly adapted by Broadway Playwright David Ives and directed by
Michael Kahn, Sept. 6 through Oct. 23 in the Lansburgh Theatre.
Celebrate STC’s 25th Anniversary with an uproarious World
Premiere comedy from the creative team behind STC’s hit production of
The Liar. Broadway playwright David Ives returns with The Heir Apparent,
an adaptation of Jean-François Regnard’s 1708 masterpiece, directed by
Artistic Director Michael Kahn.
Eraste desperately wants to marry Isabelle, but first he needs to
secure an inheritance from his miserable old uncle, Geronte. Geronte
won’t make it easy for Eraste, though, as he’s bequeathed his money to
distant relatives. Can Eraste’s resourceful servant save the day with
his powers of disguise and his quick wit? Love, family and intrigue join
to make this a hilarious French farce that shouldn’t be missed.
The Heir Apparent was commissioned through the generous support of The Beech Street Foundation. Tickets and information at ShakespeareTheatre.org.