"The Would Be Gentleman" 2010 Archival
Molière's delightful exposé of the world of the rich bourgeois aspiring to take a place in upper class society never fails to delight. In this charming, frequently hilarious production of a French comic theatre classic, Monsieur Jourdain, a middle-class tradesman, aspires to be something he is not – a member of the aristocracy. Everyone but him recognizes his ridiculous, bumbling stupidity. A unique blend of realism, fantasy, music and comedy, Moliére's The Would-Be Gentleman depicts the chaos caused by Monsieur Jourdain's aspirations. The Would-Be Gentleman was commissioned by King Louis XIV, whose request that it contain a Turkish ceremony reflected the period's fascination with cultures that appeared to be different and thus somehow exotic.
These photos are from the archival photo call on 4/10/2010.
CAST (* Denotes Members of AEA):
Jordan Borup - (Lackey #1) Mierille Crocco - (Zanni) Katie Driscoll - (Dorimene) Bryan Glick - (Dance Master) Jonathan Hamrick - (Dorante) Quinn Hannibal - (Zanni) Ruth Jones - (Philosophy Master) Kory Kyker - (Monsieur Jourdain) Jacob Lewis - (Tailor) Laura Melton - (Nicole) Katie Miller - (Zanni) Hannah Munn - (Zanni) Andy Ricci - (Covielle) Olivia Roberts - (Lucile) Jorden Saxton - (Lackey #2) Alejandro Stepenberg - (Cleonte) Elizabeth Summerhays - (Madame Jourdain) Eva TerraNova - (Zanni) Cameron Tyrell - (Music Master) Olivia Vessel - (Fencing Master)
Gordon Reinhart - (Director) Mike Nilsson - (Scenic Designer) Sam Mollner - (Lighting Designer) Tom McCosh - (Sound Designer) Christine Moore - (Choreographer) Costumes by Brenda's costume design class.