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The School for Wives, by Molière, translation by Ranjit Bolt.
A lively romp of mistaken identity, lost innocence, and shared secrets. "And if that bloody boy has pinched her heart, he isn't pinching any other part!"
Tuesday 21 Nov. - Saturday 25 November
Tues - Fri 8 pm, Sat 7 pm
Théâtre de Terre-Sainte, Route de Jura, 1296 Coppet
Arnolphe, a pompous middle-aged man, has his future all mapped out and will take advice from no one. He has raised his young ward, Agnès, in a nunnery so that she will remain innocent and ignorant and thus be the “perfect” wife for him. Now she is 17, and he moves her to a house on his estate in preparation for the wedding. However, Agnès has other ideas… In this biting comedy of errors, the hapless Arnolphe is undone by his own double dealing and double standards.
Written by Molière as a criticism of the treatment of women as property, The School for Wives was first performed in December 1662, yet many of its themes remain relevant today in a fresh, witty English translation.
Tickets: CHF 30 & CHF 20
Directed by Catherine Harari
WhereThéâtre de Terre-Sainte, Route du Jura
25th November 2017 From 8:00pm