Marriage of Figaro - Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Screenplay by Lorenzo De Ponte
This hilarious comedy takes us back to the roaring 20's with beautiful music by Mozart.
Mozart's brilliant and zany comic opera The Marriage of Figaro, opening May 5-28 at Mysterium Theater at the La Habra Depot Playhouse, follows the adventures of a household over one crazy day. Directed by Ray Buffer and Musical Direction by HH Hanson, this wacky tale has Masters lusting over their servants and those servants are outwitting their masters. This production, set in the roaring 20's, is the Downton Abbey of opera, but a whole lot more fun!
In a wealthy household in Seville, Figaro is marrying Susanna, but the Count wants to seduce her first. Marcellina wants Figaro and the Countess just wants her husband back. But Susanna is smarter than all of them. After a crazy day of disguise and duplicity, will she get her happily ever after?
The Marriage of Figaro is a delightful night out, suitable for the whole family.
Synopsis of the show:
In the 18th century, in Spain, this story takes place on the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna, Count Almavivas servants. Figaro is surprised to hear Susannas confession: she is being pursued by the Count. Figaro gets angry, and vows to foil the Counts intentions.
Figaro plans his strategy. It is that Susanna will write to the Count agreeing to a rendezvous, but they will send the adolescent page, Cherubino, dressed in womens clothes. Figaro and Susanna get the Countesss consent. When they are disguising Cherubino, the Count unexpectedly arrives. Unfortunately, Figaros plan failed.
Additionally, Marcellina, an elderly woman, appears there with her lawyer, Bartolo. They remind Figaro of the promise he made to marry Marcellina if he failed to pay back the loan she made to him. Figaro and Susannas plans to marry seem to be lost.
But a big new truth is revealed. That truth is that Figaro who was an abandoned baby, is the long-lost son of Bartolo and Marcellina. Figaro and his parents embraced each other. Then, Susanna joins them. Figaro and Susannas plans to marry go ahead without interruption. Further Bartolo and Marcellina also marry, resulting in a double wedding.
By the way, the Count... he continues to try seducing Susanna. The Countess is amazed at his foolishness. She decided that she would disguise herself as Susanna to meet him in the garden that night.
That same night, the Count goes to meet Susanna in the garden of his mansion. He makes a move on his wife who is dressed in Susannas clothes. The Countess can get evidence of his affair. Then, she reveals herself to him. The Count realizes that his lover is his wife, and is very surprised. However, the Countess forgives her husband who regrets what he had done. .
Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse (View)
311 S. Euclid Ave
La Habra, CA 90631
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|