Triumph of Love – June 24,25,26,27 Rated PG
A musical based on a play by French playwright Marivaux, TRIUMPH OF LOVE premiered on Broadway in 1997 starring Betty Buckley, F. Murray Abraham, and Susan Egan. TRIUMPH OF LOVE is a period piece with big dresses and big hair, plus clown-like characters from the commedia dell’arte. The story follows a Princess who cheats and lies, dons disguises, and even resorts to dressing as a man to be near the one she loves. It has high style, high notes and high comedy combine with a clever adaptation.
Love can make a woman do strange things. Like lie about her past. Or give up her career for the man she loves. Or throw off her princessly raiment and disguise herself as a young man in order to infiltrate the guarded “men only” palace compound of an exiled prince she admired from afar, who is secretly plotting to murder her and usurp her throne. Such is the tale of the tongue- in-cheek musical.
Originally on Broadway 1997