The Upstart Crow Theater Company presents Learned Ladies by Molière
Henriette and Clitandre are in love. But in order to marry, they must overcome an obstacle: the attitude of Henriette’s family. Her father and uncle are in favor of the marriage; but her father is under the thumb of his wife, who is taken in by Trissotin, a “scholar” and mediocre poet with devious aspirations. Henriette’s mother, sister, and aunt, who are obsessed with learning and culture of the most pretentious kind, all swoon over the poetry and wit of Trissotin; and her mother decides that this is the man Henriette should marry. THE LEARNED LADIES tells a story of strong wills, assorted schemes, and conflicting natures. Amidst the conflict, comedy ensues.