A classic love story woven into a harsh satire of seventeenth century
doctors, L'Amour Medecin is one Moliere's funniest plays. In this
delightful comedy, LE NEON Theatre brings to life the play's Commedia Dell' Arte characters and evokes the atmosphere of Versailles, court of Louis XIV.
Directed by Dominique Montet
Chris Davenport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clitandre Madeline
Muravchik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucinde
Barbara Papendorp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisette
Didier Rousselet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sganarelle
Props and Costume Designers . . . . . Anne-Marie Berthier and Cécile Heatley
Lights and Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nicolas Rousselet
This production is supported in part by: The Florence Gould Foundation, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, and Arlington County, through the Cultural Affairs Division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources, and the Arlington Commission for the Arts.
Chris Davenport (Clitandre) has performed with LE NEON as King Noble in Le Roman de Renard (in both mainstage and touring versions) and as Christian in the production of Cyrano Tout Court. He is also LE NEON’s Managing Director. Recently, he has worked at The American Century Theatre, Chrysalis Theatre, BAPA’s Imagination Stage, Argus Productions, and Bridegework Theatre. Chris teaches and directs for the Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts, where he is currently directing a production of Carnival. His next project is directing Rapunzel for Adventure Theatre, which opens next January.
Madeline Muravchik (Lucinde) has appeared with LE NEON in Princesses and as La Belle in La Belle au bois dormant. Most recently, she has been seen on stage in Scena Theatre’s production of Iphigenia in Taurus and in the swimming pool as Shawnee (the Dorito-loving Shark) in World Arts Focus’ production of Miranda, A Mirmaid’s Tale. Madeline has performed with several other theater companies in the Washington, D.C. area including The Round House Theatre, Theatre du Jour, Fraudulent Productions, and Precipice Improv Theater. Madeline is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Barbara Papendorp (Lisette). For LE NEON, Barbara has appeared as The Bear in Le Roman de Renard, Roxane in Cyrano Tout Court, Jeune Fée and Ogress in Sleeping Beauty. She had the opportunity to participate in an International Festival in Corsica-- Les Rencontres Théâtrales de Haute Corse--as Cassandra and Hecuba in The Trojan Women/Les Troyennes. Last summer she performed in Stonewall Country, a Civil War musical with Lime Kiln Theatre in Lexington, VA. Area credits include Hobby in Teechers (Actors’ Theatre of Washington), Rose in Dancing at Lughnasa (Rep Stage), The Marriage for Figaro--The Las Vegas Version (The In Series), and most recently, between school tours of Cyrano Tout Court and L’Amour Medecin, Barbara performed in LOVE & WAR, a cabaret with The In Series at the Czech Embassy. She thanks her family and friends for their constant support.
Didier Rousselet (Sganarelle) Actor, Stage Director, Doctor in Theatrical Studies, worked with Ariane Mnouchkine (Théatre du Soleil), Jacques Lassalle, and Jacques Lecoq. He also participated in theatrical experiments conducted in France by Billedstoftheatre (Denmark) and Pupi e Fressedde (Italy). In the United States, he wrote the text for, and performed in For J.B., a show by choregrapher Blondell Cummings with and original score by Lester Bowie. Along with Monica Neagoy, he directed No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre for Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta. In 1987, he founded and created LE NEON French-American Theatre Company. He has since directed or co-directed all productions, and has performed in most of them. In 1997, Didier Rousselet, Monica Neagoy and Susan Haedicke received a Helen Hayes nomination for their adaptation of The Man Who Laughs (Outstanding New Play). With Monica Neagoy, Didier also received the Theatre Lobby’s 1999 Mary Goldwater Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction and was the recipient of the Canadian/Washington Theatre Partnership 2000.