Philaminte is an educated woman who uses wit to rule her family with an iron fist. But she endangers the future of her daughter, Henriette, when she decides to marry her off to an insufferable poet, leaving Henriette's true love out in the cold. Chrysale, Philaminte's husband, is the only one with the ability to save his daughter. Will he have the courage to stand up to his wife or will he shrink from his right and responsibility to command the household?
- 35 - 50 minutes
- 5 f, 8 m (11-13 actors possible: 5-10 f, 3-8 m)
- Set: Single setting interior: Chrysale's home in Paris.
- Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-576-6