The Bourgeois Gentleman
About The Bourgeois Gentleman
Wealthy and foolish Monsieur Jourdain is in love with the Countess Dorimène and aches to be what he is not -- a member of the aristocracy. Determined to overcome his low birth with an education in high style he unwittingly surrounds himself with charlatans and swindlers who gleefully take his money and prey on his innocence. Ingenious servants, pedantic masters, devious nobles, and earnest young lovers all propel this delightful satire of nouveau riche social climbers. And, in the end, is the nobility to which Jourdain so ardently aspires all that admirable? In this acclaimed translation by Frédérique Michel and Charles Duncombe the play is re-imagined for contemporary audiences, transporting us into an extravagant fantasy world of song, dance, and upper class nonsense
A Critics Choice in the LA Times, a Pick of the Week in the LA Weekly and nominated for different awards! Don't miss the return of this madcap, silly send-up of upper class pretensions and noveau riche aspirations!
Recommended for ages 15 and up.