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The Heir Apparent
From the ever-antic pen of David Ives (VENUS IN FUR and THE SCHOOL FOR LIES) comes his latest laugh fest based on Jean-François Regnard’s comic masterpiece. Meet young Eraste. He has it all: good looks, a beautiful fiancée, and a huge inheritance from an ancient uncle. There’s just one little problem: the uncle won’t die and he’s bequeathed his entire fortune to a distant relative. Oh, and did we mention the uncle also intends to marry Eraste’s fiancée? What’s a fine 18th-century fellow to do? What else but enlist the aid of his resourceful servant, Crispin, who could “out-Figaro” Figaro.
“A BOISTEROUS, BAWDY and ENDLESSLY FUNNY production directed with meticulous abandon by John Rando. Retooled by David Ives, this classic is lavishly spiced with contemporary slang that springs from the prancing verse like little jack-in-the-boxes and never fails to DELIGHT. The ENTIRE CAST EXCELS!” – The New York Times, Critics’ Pick
“A COMIC MARVEL! When rusting classics need repolished lives, Is anyone more fit than David Ives? Go see the play and you’ll surely concur This Heir Apparent is a FARCE MAJEURE!” – Time Out New York
“BRILLIANT! The cast is PERFECT and John Rando’s staging is A RIOT. Prepare to laugh and laugh and laugh—and laugh!” – The Wall Street Journal
“WILDLY LITERATE, WILDLY FUNNY, WILDLY STYLISH COMEDY!” – The Huffington Post “Master wordsmith David Ives has NO SHORTAGE OF JOKES.” – Entertainment Weekly
By DAVID IVES
Adapted from the play by JEAN-FRANÇOIS REGNARD
Directed by JOHN RANDO
Cast: SUZANNE BERTISH, CARSON ELROD, CLAIRE KARPEN, AMELIA PEDLOW, DAVID PITTU, DAVE QUAY, PAXTON WHITEHEAD
Set Design JOHN LEE BEATTY
Costume Design DAVID C. WOOLARD
Lighting Design JAPHY WEIDEMAN
Sound Design NEVIN STEINBERG