THEATRE
Triad Showcase Theatre presents
Figaro’s Follies or The Night of Misrule
Adapted by: John Freed
Director: Paul Roder
Videographer/Filmmaker: John Freed

FESTIVAL DATES: streaming on-demand Jan 27 – Feb 6 
WATCH ONLINE: HERE
TICKETS: FREE
APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 130 minutes

The audiences for Figaro’s Follies who know Mozart’s opera will find that they are in very familiar territory here and might well agree with Napoleon who said of Beaumarchais’ original Le Mariage de Figaro, “It is the revolution already in action.”

My primary goal in restructuring this cultural paradigm-shifting play about the emergence of civil liberties for all was to make it more watchable for our times in the David Ives’ tradition. It was also important for me to preserve Beaumarchais’ late 18th century motifs, characters, and laughable, farcical plot elements.

Toward that end, I endeavored to follow the advice transported across the galaxy by aliens and given to Woody Allen in Stardust Memories: “If you want to make the world a better place, tell funnier jokes.”

John Freed, Dramatists Guild playwright