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The Question of Race in Contemporary France ONLINE EVENT The Department of French and Italian at Princeton
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The Question of Race in Contemporary France ONLINE EVENT The Department of French and Italian at Princeton

The School for Wives by Molière in the Park

Moliere In the Park (MIP) presents Moliére's most famous comedy, The School for Wives, as its third online production of the year after The Misanthrope and Tartuffe.

When:   Saturday, October 24th, at 2pm and 7pm.

Directed by Lucie Tiberghien in a translation by Pulitzer Prize Winner Richard Wilbur, The School for Wives includes an entire cast of women.

​​Starring: Tony Award-Winner Tonya Pinkins​, and Kaliswa Brewster, Cristina Pitter, Tamara Sevunts, Mirirai Sithole, Corey Tazmania.

The online performance is FREE and open to all and closed captions will be available in English and French. RSVP is required to receive link for the live stream. To register, click here 

A recording of Schools for Wives will be available on the YouTube channel of Molière in the Park until October 29th,  2pm EST.

A Statement from Molière in The Park

The School For Wives, at its core, is about gender power dynamics. We are looking forward to telling this classic 17th century French tale through the lens of a contemporary aesthetic and an all female, primarly non-white cast to further bring into focus the inherent power of justice and equality over racism and sexism. Furthermore, by casting a Black woman in the central role of ARNOLPHE - a white man of power and privilege, who is forced to realize that he cannot control or snuff out ANYONE's humanity - we are shining a light on the ultimate absurdity of similar American systems of oppression.


The School for Wives is co-presented by Molière in the Park (MIP) and FIAF,  in partnership with the PPA and LeFrak Center at LakeSide.

 

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