"This play is pure delight - from start to finish. The lead is fantastic and the other characters so much fun. Very clever play that will keep you on your toes."
“Try, try, Triumph!
Marivaux's Triumph of Love speaks the language of love in a fresh translation at MBS Productions.
MBS Productions made a clever choice in selecting French playwright's Pierre Marivaux's Triumph of Love for a February run. Like a Valentine's Day morsel, it's a sweet and saucy trifle, with a florid delivery.”
- Penelope Reukberg, TheatreJones.com
“Charles Ballinger directed Sonna's Triumph of Love with allegiance to Marivaux's Theatre style, which includes over-the-top acting, frequent asides to an audience, and tongue-in-cheek comedic melodrama. Actors reveal their thoughts and plans before they act them out, so the audience knows what will happen and then watches it unfold. This style is foreign to most modern American productions which usually strive for realistic characters. There's also no intent to teach or enlighten. For Marivaux, and I think for Sonna, it's just meant to bring a smile to the audience. Triumph of Love does that in spades.”
- Charlie Bowles, Associate Critic for John Garcia's THE COLUMN
"Great love stories aren’t just for Divorce Court any more. Sometimes romance actually does conquer all. So if you’re seeking reassurance of this strange phenomenon, check out the French comedy The Triumph of Love at Stone Cottage Theatre just in time for Valentine’s Day. In this three-act play...it seems just about everyone is pretending to be something they’re not. Of course, much hilarity ensues. Our favorite part about shows at the Stone Cottage Theatre is how intimate it is. Unlike almost any other performance space in town, here you’re practically in the middle of the action."
Triumph of Love
By Pierre Marivaux,
February 7 – February 23, 2013
This fun French comedy takes place in the 1930's in the kingdom of Andorra. It is about young princess, Leonilde, who dresses up as a man to sneak into a home to be with the man she loves, Agis. He doesn't recognize her disguise, and to his dismay he discovers himself to be quite attracted to what he thinks is a man. On top of all of this, another woman falls in love with her, and when discovered by the philosopher Hermocrates that she is actually a woman in disguise he falls in love with her, too. She ends up having to juggle the three. World Premiere Translation/Adaptation.
Klarice P. McCarron Jason Kyle Harris
Charli Armstrong David Swanner
Joel Frapart Nancy Lamb
Photography by Klarice McCarron, Mark-Brian Sonna, and Chanlder Wayne Jones.