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Marie Antoinette is a Valley Girl: New production casts French queen in a whole new light

Marie Antoinette is a Valley Girl: Play casts French queen in new way

Marie Antoinette, the Dauphine you love to hate, is the star of a the eponymous production at Stages Theater, although you probably wouldn't expect her to sound like a Valley Girl.

"This is a modern play, this is written in modern English with hilarious and witty language," says CultureMap Events Editor and arts expert Joel Luks.

 "This is a modern play, this is written in modern English with hilarious and witty language." 

A recent KHOU CultureMap Moment highlights the way the two-hour production brings the notorious historical figure to life in a way that audiences will love. "(Writer) David Adjmi did a really good job of portraying her humanity and making her a sympathetic character," says Emily Neves, who portrays Antoinette in the production.

"We can all relate to a character who has to deal with circumstances that they didn't choose for themselves," Luks adds.

Riddled with modern colloquialisms, the satirical play is perfect if you're looking for a good chuckle and want to show your support for the local theater.

Stages is holding over Marie Antoinette through Nov. 9, with shows occurring Wednesday through Sunday.

See the KHOU CultureMap Moment:

Marie Antoinette Stages Theater
The tale of Marie Antoinette has been updated in the new Stages production. KHOU Channel 11 News
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