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Marie Antoinette The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 10 2015

I guess it's official now: Marie Antoinette is a 21st-century American cultural metaphor in the tragic airhead/poor-little-rich-kid vein. A sort of Danube Valley Girl. A Habsburg Kardashian. Barely literate yet thoroughly steeped in the lore of the Pradas and Louboutins of her era, our Marie has been bred for nothing but display. She's trapped in a luxurious vacuum—a celebrity without achievements, a personality without self-knowledge, a victim of privilege condemned to play consort to a sexually incompetent recessive called Louis XVI. Even her forays into back-to-nature simplicity are expensive fakes. Proto-detox spas, really. She can't help it: she's Marie Antoinette. It takes a revolution to set her free, although probably not in the way she'd hoped. Continue reading >>

Price: $20-$86


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