Electric Lodge Production Plays w. Health Care
MOLIERE PLAY EARNS A RUN IN VENICE
Thursday, October 8, 2009
--The Doctor Despite Himself
is a one-act farcical attack on the medical profession. Doctors were Moliere’s favorite target. In his time, the 1700s, medication was more fatal to patients than their illness. Today, with modern medicine, things are not that different. Prescriptions drugs are one of the leading cause of death in America.
This new staging by director Gulu Monteiro will feature 5 actors playing 11 roles and incorporating a theatrical style inspired by the Buffoons.
In the Middle Ages Buffoons were sometimes the only ones bold enough to make critical comments about the condition of the kingdom, because anything they said was by definition "a jest" and by making people laugh they could speak frankly about controversial issues.
Without sets, the staging will be centered on the actor’s work and following the Buffoons’ tradition, the actors will have Moliere’s plot as a base with freedom to improvise and create scenes and seek a conspiracy with the audience. Outstanding costume designer Swinda Reichelt will dress these jesters in daring futuristico-medieval costumes in colorful geometrical shapes.
Like the Buffoons, the troupe appreciates the value in making people think about serious issues through jest, but is mostly concerned with giving the audience the miraculous medicine that everybody needs: Laughter!
Come have a great time and you can bring the entire family!
1416 Electric Ave
Venice, CA 90291
Oct 2nd through Nov. 8th.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm and 7pm.
Tickets price: $20.00 ($15 for students, seniors and children)
for all performance and are available by calling (310) 823 0710
Clara Bellar, Raquel Brussolo, Charles Fathy, Steven Houska, Brad Schmidt