Master Class, Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play inspired by Maria Callas' master classes at Juilliard School, has reached international success.
Master Class received its French premiere on Nov. 28, 1996 at the Theatre de la Porte Saint-Martin, in a production directed by Roman Polanski and starring Fanny Ardant.
A new production of Master Class is opening on March 23 at the Theatre Antoine. This staging is directed by Didier Long and stars Marie Laforet as Maria Callas. Laforet is a famous French singer and actress who has been nicknamed "the golden-eyed girl." She has been playing Callas on tour and in several theatre festivals since 1997 and will make her Parisian debut in this role this month.
Completing the cast are Francoise Tison (Sophie de Palma), Nathalie Labry or Catherine Estourelle (Sharon Graham), Claude Minich or Guillaume Berno (Anthony Candolino), Marc-Antoine Pingeon (the pianist) and Laurent Meda (the crew member). The play has been adapted by Pierre Laville.
For tickets and information on Master Class at the Theatre Antoine, call 011-331-42-08-77-71.