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Quills – March 11-20


by Doug Wright

Directed by Tom Amen

Auditions: Wednesday December 2 and Thursday December 3, 2015

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Dates: March 11-20, 2016
Times: March 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm, March 13, 20 at 2pm
Where: Mainstage Theater
Prices: $16 General Admission
$14 Students and Seniors

Play information:

18th Century France comes to life in this powerful, passionate, and deliciously provocative comedy by Doug Wright! Set in the notorious Charenton Asylum, the story revolves around the infamous writer, the Marquis de Sade. Imprisoned for unspeakable crimes and probable insanity, the Marquis wreaks havoc upon his naïve captors with a prolific quill fueled by a prurient imagination. But as his stories begin to be secretly published beyond the walls of the asylum, none other than Napoleon himself takes decisive action to contain the mounting scandal and silence the Marquis. When Dr. Royer-Collard, infamous in his own right for his predilection for torturous punishment, arrives at Charenton, tensions mount - a cunning and seductive battle of wills and wits escalates as the good doctor attempts to systematically strip the Marquis of all he holds dear, including the ultimate prize; his artistic freedom! Gorgeously written, outrageously theatrical, and sinfully decadent, Quills remains a timely tale in this era when the specter of political correctness continues to threaten both creative expression and rational discussion.

This production contains nudity, adult language and situations, and is intended for mature audiences.