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November 3rd, 2014
Musical Theatre Guild: “Triumph of Love”
Music by Jeffrey Stock, Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, Book by James Magruder
Based on the play Le Triomphe de l’Amourby Pierre de Marivaux
Spartan princess Léonide loves Agis, who is plotting her assassination. Agis was raised by his uncle Hermocrates and his aunt Hesione. Léonide conspires with her servant Corine, who disguises herself as the male guard Phocion in order to infiltrate Agis’ “men-only” palace. When both Agis and Hermacrotes guess Corine’s secret, she tells Agis she’s Cécile and Hermacrotes she’s Aspasie. Adding to the convoluted plot are Hermacrotes’ valet Harlequin and gardener Dimas. Okay? Now, forget all those impenetrable names and prepare to just sit back and enjoy the fast-paced hilarity, mistaken identity, confusion, romance and passion of TRIUMPH OF LOVE; a 1997 chamber musical based on a 1732 commedia dell’arte play about Greece in the 5th century, BC.
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