Figaro/Figaro Eric Overmyer Author
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Eric Overmyer's sparkling adaptation and synthesis of Beaumarchais's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and Ödön von Horváth's FIGARO GETS A DIVORCE. FIGARO/FIGARO follows the iconic characters of Figaro, Susanna, the Count and Countess Almaviva, and other favorites through the ups and downs inherent in all relationships - husband and wife, master and servant, family ties and the like. Ödön von Horváth's magnificent 1936 FIGARO GETS A DIVORCE was conceived as a modern sequel to Beaumarchais's 1784 classic THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and, naturally, has always invited comparison to the earlier work. In presenting the two in tandem, director Stan Wojewodski and adaptor Eric Overmyer have made the comparison easy and enjoyable and, remarkably, have created a single piece that occasionally shimmers with inspiration, acquiring an independent artistic identity. -Jonathan Kalb, The Village Voice One of the more provocative productions to be seen in the last days of 1994 was the Yale Repertory Theatre's FIGARO/FIGARO ... a project that deserves more productions. It's full of rich possibilities. -Vincent Canby, The New York Times


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