Dobama premieres 'Marie Antoinette' in April

David Adjmi’s “Marie Antoinette” will have its regional premiere at Dobama Theatre in April. The play focuses on the extravagant, doomed queen of France, as she tries to keep her head in the middle of a revolution.

A humorous and haunting retelling of her story for the 21st century, “Marie Antoinette” first premiered at Yale Repertory Theatre and won three Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, including Best Play. The play was also produced at Soho Rep in New York City and at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.

“Marie Antoinette” is Dobama’s final mainstage production of its 2015–16 season. The play is directed by Nathan Motta, Dobama's artistic director. He previously directed “Peter and the Starcatcher” last December. Scenic design is by Ben Needham, with lighting by Marcus Dana, sound by Richard Ingraham, costume design by Tesia Dugan Benson and projection design by Mike Tutaj.

Abraham Adams, Carly Germany, Dan Hendrock, Robert Hunter, Rachel Lee Kolis, Lara Mielcarek, Joe Pine, Easton Sumlin and Ryan Zarecki are among the featured actors.

“Marie Antoinette” runs from April 22 to May 22, with four performances each week. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call the box office at 216-932-3396. Dobama Theatre is located at 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, across the street from the Lee Road Library.

Owen Schneider

Owen Schneider is a marketing intern at Dobama Theatre.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 1:48 PM, 03.28.2016