A dual volume from virtuosic playwright David Adjmi (New York Times
). About Marie Antoinette:
"David Adjmi's Marie Antoinette
is audacious and stunning. The work skewers the oblivious royals and one-percenters, understands their bred-to-be-bad behavior, and strips away the illusion of not only the monarchy but of democracy, too--a hat trick that Adjmi performs with the delicate balance of comedy, tragedy, and wild imaginings." --Variety
The eyes of the court are on Marie Antoinette. Times change, and even the most fashionable queens go out of style. Drawing comparison of the gluttonous excess of Marie's era to the decadent materialism of the present day, Marie Antoinette
holds up a mirror to our contemporary society, which just might be entertaining itself to death. About 3C:
"Bitterly funny and inventive, 3C
appropriates the sitcom structure of iconic Three's Company
and pumps it full of sexual panic and existential horror. Adjmi's quick-cutting script is intensely funny and unnerving in equal measure." --Time Out New York
The war in Vietnam is over and Brad, an ex-serviceman, lands in L.A. to start a new life. When he winds up trashed in Connie and Linda's kitchen after a wild night of partying, the three strike a deal for an arrangement that has hilarious and devastating consequences for everyone. Inspired by 1970s sitcoms and 1950s existentialist comedy, 3C is a terrifying yet amusing look at a culture that likes to amuse itself--even as it teeters on the brink of ruin.
About the Author
David Adjmi's plays include Marie Antoinette (Soho Rep, American Repertory Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, upcoming at Steppenwolf Theatre Company), 3C (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Elective Affinities (Royal Shakespeare Company, Soho Rep), Stunning (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), The Evildoers (Sundance, Yale Repertory Theatre), Caligula (Soho Rep Studio Series) and Strange Attractors (Empty Space). He was awarded a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers' Award, the Kesselring Fellowship a Steinberg Playwright Award and the Bush Artist Fellowship, among others. His memoir is forthcoming from HarperCollins.