The Huntington Theatre Company kicks off its 16th season with the Boston professional premiere of Marivaux's The Game of Love and Chance, adapted and translated by Stephen Wadsworth. Wadsworth, who has adapted several Marivaux works, will also direct this production. The production will run Sept. 5 to Oct. 5.
Written in 1730, this romantic comedy tells the story of Silvia and Dorante, a young couple engaged to be married, although they have never met. Before consenting to the union, both parties arrange to test the sincerity of the other by posing as servants. Since entering the repertory of the Theatre Francais in 1796, The Game of Love and Chance has played almost annually in France for the past 200 years. Other works of Marivaux, a leading 18th century French playwright, include Harlequin's Lesson in Love and Changes of Heart, as well as The Triumph of Love (a musical version of which is scheduled to begin previews Sept. 23 at Broadway's Royale Theatre).
A seasoned cast includes Broadway performers Nicholas Kepros (Timon of Athens, The Government Inspector, Saint Joan, Amadeus, Execution of Justice, The Rehearsal) and Paul Anthony Stewart (Cyrano). Creative support is provided by Thomas Lynch (set design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), and Martin Pakledinaz (costume design).
For tickets or more information, call (617) 266-0800, or refer to the regional listing on Playbill On-Line.