Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts
December 12 - December 14, 2013
Learned Ladies, Molière’s popular 1672 French comedy, pokes fun at the pretentiousness of academia and the conflicting views of a woman’s place in the world. At the center of the play is a matriarchal family and a mother’s battle to convince both of her daughters to strive for a life of the mind, rather than typical domestic pursuits. Each character in this world is a living, breathing embodiment of the question, “what is the right relationship between art and learning and everyday life?” The production will be staged in-the-round, fitting the 17th century period in which the play was written, and is spoken in witty rhyming couplets.