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Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh

She had power. Beauty. Wealth. And she would have traded it all for the two she loved. Outré Theatre Company presents Joel Gross’ sensual play Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh as the second in this season’s signature concert and reading series.  

A dramatic love triangle set during the turbulent years before the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh introduces us to Elisabeth Vigee le Brun (Sabrina Lynn Gore), a beautiful, social-climbing portrait painter. Elisabeth uses her affair with Count Alexis de Ligne (Seth Trucks), a left-leaning philanderer, to get a commission to paint the naive young Queen Marie Antoinette (Katherine Amadeo). While Elisa uses the Queen to further her career and Alexis uses the Queen to further his political goals, both learn to love the woman they’re exploiting. Elisa becomes the Queen’s best friend, and Alexis becomes the Queen’s lover. Elisa tries to end the scandalous affair between the Queen and Alexis, both out of concern for the Queen’s political position and jealousy over Alexis’ love, until the Revolution shatters all three of their lives.

“Marie is an outsider in a world that hates her,” says director Skye Whitcomb. “We’ve built this season around outsiders – Othello, Khaled [from Back of the Throat] – but here we have a woman who is an outsider in a gilded cage. She craves true, human contact, connection with another soul; it’s the one thing denied her in this lavish court. And when she does find it, in Elisa and Alexis, it threatens to destroy her.”

Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh plays for two nights only, March 6 and 7 at 8 pm, at the new JM Family Studio at the Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office 954-462-0222 or online at