Moliere Impromptu

Moliere Impromptu
translated and adapted by Rinne Groff

Productions (6)
  • Comedy
  • 95 - 120 minutes
  • 5 f, 7 m (12-13 actors possible: exactly 5 f, 7-8 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Flexible set.

Moliere Impromptu
translated and adapted by Rinne Groff

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Productions (6)
  • Comedy
  • 95 - 120 minutes
  • 5 f, 7 m (12-13 actors possible: exactly 5 f, 7-8 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Flexible set.

In 1665 Versailles, the members of Moliere's Illustre Theatre have gathered to rehearse a new play commissioned by the King for a performance this very night. Everything is fine, except that the script is in horrible shape, the straight man wants to leave the troupe, marital spats are ripping the company apart, the intern is lobbying for a bigger part, and Mademoiselle Du Croisy can never remember her lines. A wickedly funny look at the magic of theater, translated and adapted from three short plays by Moliere.

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Play Details

In 1665 Versailles, the members of Moliere's Illustre Theatre have gathered to rehearse a new play commissioned by the King for a performance this very night. Everything is fine, except that the script is in horrible shape, the straight man wants to leave the troupe, marital spats are ripping the company apart, the intern is lobbying for a bigger part, and Mademoiselle Du Croisy can never remember her lines. A wickedly funny look at the magic of theater, translated and adapted from three short plays by Moliere.

  • Comedy
  • 95 - 120 minutes
  • 5 f, 7 m (12-13 actors possible: exactly 5 f, 7-8 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Flexible set.

Published Reviews

"[Moliere Impromptu] satirizes as it sashays, slyly infusing pop-culture references even as it honors Moliere's 17th-century playwriting achievements...it crackles with entertainment and energy..."

Gina Perille, Boston Globe

"...totally delightful, superbly executed and terribly clever...Low Comedy, pure and simple...enchanting horseplay!"

Carl Rossi, TheaterMirror.com

"...a medley of farce and feeling that's pretty sweet."

Bill Rodriguez, The Phoenix

Production History

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SEP 18, 2014 - SEP 28, 2014
University Of Windsor
Dearborn, MI United States
University Of Windsor Dearborn, MI United States
NOV 08, 2013 - NOV 16, 2013
University Of Maryland School Of Theatre, Dance, And Performance Studies
College Park, MD United States
University Of Maryland School Of Theatre, Dance, And Performance Studies College Park, MD United States
MAR 23, 2009 - MAY 05, 2009
W.T. White High School
Dallas, TX United States
W.T. White High School Dallas, TX United States
NOV 12, 2008 - NOV 15, 2008
Parkway South High School
Manchester, MO United States
Parkway South High School Manchester, MO United States
MAY 03, 2007 - MAY 05, 2007
J.F. Kennedy High School
La Palma, CA United States
J.F. Kennedy High School La Palma, CA United States
FEB 04, 2005 - MAR 16, 2005
Trinity Repertory Company
Providence, RI United States
Trinity Repertory Company Providence, RI United States
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Trinity Repertory Company
Providence, RI United States
Trinity Repertory Company Providence, RI United States