The recently renewed popularity of 17th century French playwright Pierre Marivaux will boil over this coming season when Triumph a new musical based on Marivaux' Triumph of Love opens a co-production at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT, and later at Center Stage in Baltimore.
Lyrics are by Susan Birkenhead (A . . . My Name Is Alice), music by Jeffrey Stock and book by James Magruder.
In the play, Princess Leonide "enters the fortress of reason, bringing with her the most unreasonable of emotions, love."
No dates were announced for the production, or for others announced on Yale Rep's 30th anniversary season, which runs October 1996 to May 1997:
* World premiere of The Adventures of Amy Bock by Yale School of Drama grad Julie McKee.
* The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder, on the 100th anniversary of his birth, performed by the Yale School of Drama graduating class.
* First Lady -- a revival of a little-known 1935 satire by Katharine Dayton and George S. Kaufman, about two rival Washington society wives who compete to make their husbands president.
* The Cryptogram by David Mamet.
* A sixth production TBA. Season subscriptions cost $90 to $160. Subscriptions that also includes four productions by students at the Yale School of Drama cost $120 to $205. For information: (203) 432-1234.