July 23—September 11, 2011
Directed by Frédérique Michel
Production Design by Charles A. Duncombe
Cast: Justin Davanzo, David E. Frank, Lena Kouyoumdjian, Cynthia Mance, Tim Orona, Kenneth Rudnicki, Bo Roberts, Ann Colby Stocking
NOTE: Sganarelle ran in rep with Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis in the Track 16 Gallery space at the Bergamot Station Arts Complex in Santa Monica.
Moliere’s sparkling classic comedy of errors in a lively new version for City Garage. In this wicked piece of satire on fidelity and honor, two couples mistakenly believe they have betrayed each other. The more they argue, scheme, plot, and attempt to revenge themselves, the more deeply they get entangled in their own delusions. And of course, in best Moliere fashion, when their fury and wounded vanity at last reaches a fever pitch, new complications make things even worse! A fast and furious romp of jilted lovers, deceived husbands, conniving wives, and devious young girls doing their very best to, in the end, do nothing but fool themselves.