The Learned Ladies

March 21, 2013
The Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, Niagara University

This spring, Niagara University Theatre will present Moliere’s delightful French classic, The Learned Ladies, directed by Dr. C. Henrik Borgstrom, an associate professor of French and chair of Niagara University’s department of modern and classical languages.

This timeless masterpiece, translated and adapted by Freyda Thomas, spotlights a well-to-do household that is thrown into comic upheaval when an imposter arrives. A most unliterary matron is intent on turning her home into a bastion of learning. She becomes easy prey for an ingratiating con artist who passes himself off as a famous poet and becomes a permanent houseguest, much to the chagrin of her husband. Worse yet, the poet has set his sights on marrying one of their two beautiful daughters.

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