The Kennedy Center's American College Theater Festival: Las Meninas
- Wed., Apr. 20, 2011, 7:30 PM
- Terrace Theater
- Approx. 2 hours
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by Lynn Nottage
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Set in the glittering court of Louis XIV, Las Meninas tells the true story of the seduction of Queen Marie-Thérèse and the consequences of her scandalous affair with Nabo Sensugali, her African servant. Irreverent and ironic, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage shines a fiercely imaginative beam on a fascinating but forgotten bit of history that reveals contemporary truths about the racial divide. This performance contains mature themes.
Performance Timing: Approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes, with one intermission.
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by David and Alice Rubenstein.
This program is also supported by the U.S. Department of Education; Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation; The Honorable Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E. Bernstein; the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund; and the National Committee for the Performing Arts.
The Rosa Parks Playwriting Award is made possible by Beatrice and Anthony Welters and the An-Bryce Foundation.