Good Company Theatre christens new digs with 'Marie Antoinette'

Tuesday , October 10, 2017 - 3:52 PM

MARK SAAL, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — What’s the take-home lesson from the first play offered in Good Company Theatre’s new location?

Don’t lose your head.

David Adjmi’s “Marie Antoinette” opens Friday, Oct. 13, at the newly relocated Good Company Theatre, 2402 Wall Ave. The production, which features adult language and themes, is recommended for audiences ages 13 and older.

Good Company Theatre, which produces a handful of plays each year, is owned and operated by Alicia and Camille Washington. In November 2012, the sisters opened in a second-floor, 53-seat theater at 260 Historic 25th St.

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The new theater, which offers both parking and seating that is ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant, seats about 75 patrons.

Adjmi’s “Marie Antoinette” is a contemporary play about the life of the deposed and beheaded queen of France during that country’s revolution.

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“This show couldn’t be more timely,” Alicia Washington is quoted in a news release. “ ‘Marie Antoinette’ is dark, funny, and a cautionary tale that shatters the idea that ignorance is bliss.”

The play is directed by Teresa Sanderson and stars Lori Rees as Marie Antoinette. The cast includes Jesse Nepivoda, Chantelle Bender, Allen Smith, Kristi Curtis, Aaron Michael Ross, Jake Trumbo, Paul Naylor and Chance Trumbo.

“Marie Antoinette” runs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 4 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 29. Tickets are $17, available at goodcotheatre.com or at the door.

For more information, call 801-917-4969.

Contact Mark Saal at 801-625-4272, or msaal@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @Saalman. Friend him on Facebook at facebook.com/MarkSaal.

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