Spark Theatre Presents MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE COLOR OF FLESH
Spark Theater presents the regional premiere of MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE COLOR OF FLESH playing now through November 10th by acclaimed playwright Joel Gross. This tense and seductive three-person drama is sure to be a talked about theatrical event of the fall season. The play tells the story of the imagined love triangle between Marie Antoinette, her real-life portrait painter Madame Elisabeth le Brun, and a politically radical playboy, Count Alexis de Ligne. While 18th Century France might be the setting for the play, Spark Theater’s creative director, Michael Emmitt says it was the script’s themes of exploitation and corruption that seemed refreshingly modern.”We chose to program it during the election because the themes-old regime versus new ideals, sexual politics and a nation demanding change-are timely and really speak to where we are as a country,” he says. “Joel Gross brilliantly puts a human face to the political struggle between the old monarchy and the revolution without taking sides. I immediately fell in love with the script and I knew it would fit in perfectly with the kind of intimate and provocative shows we like to program. I knew we had to be the company to bring this show to Denver for the first time.” The New York Times said Gross’ script, explores “issues of class, many of them sounding quite contemporary, while creating a touching story of love and mutual support.” Emmitt agrees, “The relationships between the three characters are what really sells the Gross’ ideas. This love triangle is really sexy, engaging and ultimately really human and relatable.” Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh stars Missy Moore, Kelly Reeves and David Cates and is directed by Luke Terry.
MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE COLOR OF FLESH is engaging audiences at Spark Theater now through November 10th. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm (with an Industry night, Monday, October 29th at 7:30pm and a special matinee, Sunday, November 4th at 2pm) Spark Theater is located at 985 Santa Fe Drive. Tickets can purchased online at http://sparktheater.org/tickets/
Spark Theater, established in 2011, is one of Denver’s youngest and most exciting theater companies. Its first season saw an intimate adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons, a fly-on-the-wall version of Rear Window, a frat boy twist on Shakespeare, a hit, original comedy about Craigslist and an award-nominated five woman version of Chekhov's Three Sisters. In addition to Marie Antoinette: the Color of Flesh, Spark’s ambitious Season Two has eight productions including,two all-new holiday shows, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Endgame and the original comedy The Singing Room. As part of Spark's mission statement of making theater accessible for all, every Thursday performance of every show is only $10.
Kelly Reeves, Missy Moore, and David Cates
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Michael Mulhern has lived in Denver and been active in it's theater scene for over 10 years. He is originally from Wiesbaden, Germany and graduated with a BFA in Theater Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Currently he performs in one to two shows a year and is a proud member of the Denver Gay Men's Chorus. Some of Michael's favorite performances include - Lend Me a Tenor, Guys and Dolls, The Shadow Box, Buried Child, and Jeffrey. He is proud to represent Denver and it's growing theater community on BroadwayWorld.com!|
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