Expedition Arts presents
The Will - jan17
By Pierre Carlet De Marivaux
7 Jan in the Studio @ 19:30
Anticipated running time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change
A sexy comedy about love and money.
The Marquis has been bequeathed six hundred thousand francs providing he marries Hortense. If he doesn't, however, he loses two hundred thousand. Frankly, nobody wants him to marry Hortense - not even Hortense - and the other character’s work to persuade the Marquis that finding true love is worth the loss of two hundred thousand francs. For a man who holds material value in such high regard and is more uncomfortable with feelings of the heart, which will he go for – the missus or the money?
The Will was first performed in 1736 by the Comédie Française.
‘Marivaux's scepticism, irony and fascination with money and sex make him seem peculiarly modern’ Guardian
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