Fall, 2000 Main Stage

Princess Leonide (Joanne Maurno) and her maid (Cara Garbarino) have come to the garden of the stern rationalist philosopher, Hermocrate (Larry Filas) disguised as men in a scheme to get Hermocrate’s ward, Prince Agis (Michale Stovic) to fall in love with the princess.  As the scheme unfolds, Hermocrate’s sister (Keta Roth) falls for the princess thinking Leonide is a boy.  Additionally, Hermocrate falls for the princess knowing that under the male disguise is a beautiful woman.

Hermocrate’s servants, Harlequin (Joey Alaimo) and Dimas (Tim Carroll), conspire with the princess for money and the pleasure of tricking their master.  These two characters, written in the broad physical comedy style of the commedia dell’ arte, provide much of the mischief and slapstick comedy.  After several turns and twists of Leonide’s scheme are played out, the princess and the prince are united and those who tried to reject human passions learn a lesson about the power of love.
 


Larry Filas as Hermocrate and Keta Roth as Leontine

 
L to R  Joey Alaimo as Harlequin, Joanne Maurno as Leonide, Tim
Carroll as Dimas

 
Cara Garbarino as Corine and Joey Alaimo as Harlequin
Joanne Maurno as Leonide
and Michael Stovic as Agis

"The story follows a princess as she adopts the dress and prerogatives of a man, invades the retreat of astern rationalist philosopher who hates love, and wins the prince she has set her heart on. Gender confusion is pivotal in the increasingly hilarious and moving situations that ensue as the emotional stakes rise. The language is magnificent and the characters fascinating. Here is a splendid translation of a classic Marivaux situation comedy about what people do to one another when they are falling in love.  Written in 1732, it follows a princess as she adopts the dress and prerogatives of a man, invades the retreat of a stern rationalist philosopher who hates love, and wins the prince she has set her heart on.  Gender confusion is pivotal in the increasingly hilarious and moving situations that ensue as the emotional stakes rise."
Samuel French, Inc. Catalog

“A literary and theatrical revelation…This is the greatest play that Shakespeare and Moliere never wrote.”
American Theatre

“The translation seems altogether right [easy and colloquial on the one hand, faithful to the formality of the period on the other].  It captures the universal humanity of Marivaux’s characters with such exactitude, in fact, that you may occasionally need to remind yourself that you’re watching a period piece.”
Philadelphia Enquirer

Time: 1730’s
Place: Greece
There will be two ten minute intermissions.
This adaptation of The Triumph of Love was originally commissioned and produced by the McCarter Theatre, Princeton, New Jersey.
The Triumph of Love was first performed at The Comedie-Italienne in Paris in 1732.

Production Staff

Director……………..…………………....Rodney Higginbotham
Stage Manager….…....…………………...Pedro Martinez
Set/ Light Designer………………….….....Robert G. Smith
Technical Assistant…….………..….…….Catherine Valladares
Master Electrician……………...…...…….Adam Doud
Light Board Operator..……….……..…....Nino Scimone
Sound Technician…………………...…….Jeng Fong
Sound Board Operator……..………….…Jeff Palac
Props Master………………..…………...Jeff Wade
Prop Crew…………………...…………..Lorena Iniguez
Costumer…………………….…………..Janna Stauffer
Stage Center Theatre Photographer….…...*Ann Censotti
Box office managers……..............…….…*Cristina Bordabeheres, *Jeremy Mangan
Publicity Coordinator………….....…….…*Joseph Alaimo
Publicity Assistant....…………….……….. Brandon Sifrar
SCT Reception Coordinator…….………...Carole Brown
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