Luther College Theatre Department presents 'Marie Antoinette'

The Luther College Theatre Department will present David Adjmi's play "Marie Antoinette" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3; Friday, May 11; and Saturday, May 12; and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Jewel Theatre of Luther's Center for the Arts.

Tickets for the performance are $10 and can be purchased at tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected]. The Ticket Office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Adjmi's contemporary take on the life of the young queen of France highlights the ideals and pressures of society in 1776 that shaped Marie Antoinette's historical image as a frivolous woman.

The lighthearted and witty tone of the play takes a dark turn as revolution threatens Marie Antoinette's sheltered life. With social commentary that challenges modern viewers, "Marie Antoinette" forces the audience to question what is necessary for a fulfilling life.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,050, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.

Poster for "Marie Antoinette"