Rating: NNNNNWriter/director Gabrielle Kemeny hit the audience's collective funny bone last week with Semi-Precious, an adaptation of Molière's Les Precieuses.
Writer/director Gabrielle Kemeny hit the audience’s collective funny bone last week with Semi-Precious, an adaptation of Molière’s Les Precieuses Ridicules.
Workshopped as a Theatre Centre R+D, the show could use a bit of pruning but jumped with both feet into the farcical tale of snobbish, egocentric sisters who move to Paris and are wooed by a couple of wily servants masquerading as nobles.
Lots of good work from Kemeny and Adrian Griffin as the servants, Dinah Watts and Jennifer Little as the sisters and Lara Solnicki as an opera singer who serenaded us as we rode up to the sixth-floor theatre space in the freight elevator.
The Sunday audience was a sea of Toronto theatre folk, among them Guillermo Verdecchia, Todd Hammond, Diana Kolpak, Chad Dembski, Richard Alan Campbell, Alysa Golden, Mary Francis Moore, Diana Tso and Marvin Kaye.