Piknik Theatre ~ The Extravagant Flauntings of Marie Antoinette
Live theater on the Library Lawn.
Bring a picnic basket and your own seating.
About The Extravagant Flauntings of Marie Antoinette
Set In Versailles, in the late 1700s, Marie Antoinette, an Austrian princess arrives in France to marry Louis XVI and unwillingly become the last Queen of France. Dissatisfied with her marriage she decides to throws lavish balls, hosts outrageous parties, consume excessive amounts of cake and eventually spend all of the money in France. This musical comedy explores the last years of her life when her frivolity goes to extremes and her ability to maintain her lifestyle comes seriously into question.
The Great American Laughing Stock Company is a nonprofit summer repertory theatre company in Steamboat Springs, whose mission is to enhance and diversify the performing arts in the Yampa Valley region. GALSCO does theatre outdoors, in a picnic setting, through partnerships with local performers and guest artists from the finest New Zealand conservatories, to build a spirit of community. Community means theatre that touches all ages, abilities, cultures, including genres from Shakespeare to Seuss, and is indelibly printed with the values of the Yampa Valley.
Originally founded in 1971, the Company was resurrected in the summer of 2005 and has continued to produce shows each summer, as well as holding classes and workshops for local middle school and elementary aged students during the school year. Led by Stuart Handloff, a director with 38 years of theatrical experience and a master's degree from the New Zealand National Drama School.