Genre: Classical, Comedy
A New Translation of Pierre Marivaux's Classic Comedy by Martin Crimp

A wealthy woman disguises herself as a man in order to investigate a potential suitor— and finds the truth is not what she expected. If a man is set in his ways, how far should the woman go to prove him wrong? In this game of sexual manners, the roles of master and servant intertwine, and nothing is as it seems. What is really true— and who is false? Lust, deceit and avarice run rampant in Martin Crimp's translation of Marivaux's great comedy, The False Servant, given a fresh rendering (set in 1950's Paris) by TimeSpace Theater Company.

Martin Crimp's new translation has been hailed by critics: "Thrills, chills and belly laughs- this addictively adult comedy has got the lot...What a superbly elegant, erotic, and chillingly cold-hearted play this is..." wrote the Daily Telegraph. And according to the British Theatre Guide: "In Martin Crimp's new translation, the language is as sharp and witty as one would expect, packed with double entendres as the plot is with double the incisive investigation into love and money, many of Marivaux's well-aimed arrows hit home." The Pittsburgh City Paper raved: "The False Servant is no Moliere. It's better...much, much better."
Open:   08/17/06
Close:   08/27/06

Thursday to Saturday at 8:00PM, Sundays @ 3:00PM
Theater:   Payan Theatre
Address:   300 W. 43rd St, 5th Floor
New York, NY
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Cost:$18.00, $14.00 Students and Seniors
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