Figaro$15 - $18
by Charles Morey
Adapted from Beaumarchais’ “Le Mariage de Figaro”
He’s getting married in the morning, and the enterprising Figaro (servant, barber, professional troublemaker) couldn’t be happier. But with everybody scheming to come between him and his bride, Figaro will need all his cunning to make it down the aisle. This new adaptation of Beaumarchais’ comic masterpiece is not only hilariously funny, but has a razor sharp political edge.
Ever wondered where the expression “French farce” got its start? Surely one source would be the works of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, celebrating the fictional barber from Seville and French nobleman’s retainer, Figaro. Known to modern audiences more as the subject of comic operas by Mozart and Rossini, the original plays were classic farce.