LES FAUX PAS: or THE COUNTER PLOTS
Rose Footprint Theatre / June 26 – August 24
adapted and directed by Jenna Ware
featuring Jennie M. Jadow
The work of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known to us as Molière, returns to the Rose Footprint Theatre with a new adaptation of one of his sharpest and funniest plays, Les Faux Pas: or The Counter Plots. With a recipe that includes pirates, clowns, sword fights, and hilariously failed schemes, there’s something for everyone in this madcap jaunt. Company artist Jennie M. Jadow returns as Mascarile, her side-splitting role from our 2009 production of The Amorous Quarrel, and a cast of a half dozen other Company artists to amp up the fun-factor even more! It’s a comedic afternoon under the tent that’s assured to delight audiences of all ages.
“We are so happy to have our very own and talented Jenna Ware at the helm of this new adaptation,” says Simotes. “Jenna has directed dozens of shows and special events for us over the years from our Education productions, to our mainstream plays (Shirley Valentine and Molly Ivans). And of course she was also the director of two of our biggest Bankside hits with The Venetian Twins and Amorous Quarrel. So continuing with our more music on the property theme, we are also bringing back the wonderful Andy Talen (Love’s Labour’s Lost, Mother Courage, Richard III), one of our musical directors and actors who will write the music and lyrics for Les Faux Pas as he did for both The Venetian Twins and Amorous Quarrel. Our Bankside Festival is always filled with diverse offerings for the young and the young at heart, and we look forward to hosting our returning visitors and welcome new patrons as well.”