Moliere- Adapted Ranjit Bolt
Trissotin and Vadius
This audacious adaptation of Les Femmes Savantes, Moliere’s mischievous farce indicting intellectual ladies of the salons, is liberally peppered with contemporary allusions which put it firmly in the present. Henriette has had the misfortune to be born beautiful and vivacious, into a family of pontificating pseudo-intellectual women. Her only desire is to get married and to live in “wedded bliss”, a view supported by her father and uncle. They unite their efforts to restore the traditional values of nature over nurture. Their success, however, is only in raising the anger of the Sisterhood (mother, sister and aunt) who turn the full force of philosophical argument against them.