Intrigue and Love Fill the Halls of Off-Broadway Jean Cocteau, Feb. 11-May 22

News   Intrigue and Love Fill the Halls of Off-Broadway Jean Cocteau, Feb. 11-May 22
 
The Jean Cocteau Repertory theatre continues its season Feb. 11 with a production of Friedrich von Schiller’s Intrigue and Love in an all new translation commissioned by the Cocteau by Lynn Marie Macy. The run will continue through May 22.

The title is a seldom-staged one from the oeuvre of the 18-century German playwright; when Schiller is seen in America, the selection is typically either Don Carlos or Mary Stuart. Love and Intrigue was written in 1783, and is an attack on the social class system of the time. Nobleman Ferdinand von Walter and commoner Louisa Miller fall in love, but Ferdinand's father, the President, refuses the match in favor of Lady Milford, mistress to the Duke, who has eyes for Ferdinand. Meanwhile, Wurm, a court secretary, has designs on Louisa. Verdi used the play as the basis of his opera Luisa Miller.

David Fuller will direct Sara Jeanne Asselin, Natalie Ballesteros, Angus Hepburn, Amanda Jones, David Ledoux, Lynn Marie Macy, Jay Nickerson, Ralph Petrarca, Mickey Ryan and Chad A. Suitts.  The creative team includes Michael Carnahan (scene design), Sean Sullivan (costume design), David Kniep (lighting design) and Charles Berigan (sound design).

For tickets, call (212) 279-4200.

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