City Garage revives its acclaimed production of Molières classic comedy The Bourgeois Gentleman. A Critics Choice in the LA Times, a Pick of the Week in the LA Weekly and nominated for different awards! Dont miss the return of this madcap, silly send-up of upper class pretensions and noveau riche aspirations!
Wealthy and foolish Monsieur Jourdain is in love with the Countess Dorimène and aches to be what he is nota member of the aristocracy. Determined to overcome his low birth with an education in high style he unwittingly surrounds himself with charlatans and swindlers who gleefully take his money and prey on his innocence. Ingenious servants, pedantic masters, devious nobles, and earnest young lovers all propel this delightful satire of nouveau riche social climbers. And, in the end, is the nobility to which Jourdain so ardently aspires all that admirable? In this acclaimed translation by Frédérique Michel and Charles Duncombe the play is re-imagined for contemporary audiences, transporting us into an extravagant fantasy world of song, dance, and upper class nonsense.
"This sleek City Garage take on Molières satire of nouveau riche pretensions in nominally avant-garde but mainly an unguarded hoot. Director Frederique Michel and Designer Charles Duncombe slyly tailor our times into their tart adaptation.a gracefully loopy souffle." Critics Choice, LA Times
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Santa Monica, CA 90404