Coeurage Theatre Company Los Angeles’ Pay-What-You-Can theater company (Jeremy Lelliott, Artistic Director; Nicole Monet, Executive Director), begins its eighth season with a slate of three plays.
June 3–July 1, 2017
Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s Ivanov
Directed by Beth Lopes
Nicky transforms the world of 1800s Russia into present day Palm Springs. Under the piercing desert sun, characters plod through the unforgiving heat clinging to their self–described identities while chasing after and running away from their true desires. Developed in the Coeurage CoLAB.
August 12–September 9, 2017
Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight
Directed by Coeurage company member Julianne Donelle
The vibrant 18th century French physicist and mathematician returns for one night to defend her legacy and finish the groundbreaking work for which she was denounced until after her death. This witty, sexy, and passionate exploration harkens back to history – recounting her intellectual and romantic entanglements, including an affair with Voltaire.
November 11–December 16, 2017
The Secret in the Wings
Written by celebrated playwright Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphoses)
A witty, magical, and darkly mysterious collage of lesser-known fairy tales, the play explores simple parables in the context of a surreal, tempestuous dream. Brought to imaginative life by Joseph V. Calarco, Coeurage Associate Artistic Director and Ovation Award–nominated director of The Sparrow and The Yellow Boat.