Marie Antoinette

“Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes” reviewed by Julia W. Rath

★★★★★Great acting and impressive choreography cannot save the play “Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes”, written and directed by Terry Guest. A reflection on our current times, this story about violence and mob rule is revolting in more ways than one. It depicts tragedy and death at the hands of those who don’t flinch at the uses of savagery. The advance piece states: “This is a play about rage. Revolt. Revolution. Revenge. It is about what happens with Black people grow tired of sitting down and turning the other cheek. What are we left to do? Do we scream? Pray? Should we be peaceful? Should we riot? Can the tools we have used in the past possibly work for the future or do we need to write a new script?” My answer, “Yes, please write a new script. Something more hopeful than what I just saw at the theatre.” I found this performance often too bloodthirsty and irrational to suit my taste. It appeals to the audience’s baser instincts, where violence for the sake of violence might be considered exciting or entertaining. Yet the current script serves as a template for showing us how rage, revenge, and thoughtlessness can take hold on a group of people who have previously been subject to brutality, maltreatment, and hate. But is more hate the answer? When emotions are left raw and fury supplants reason, anarchy and fear can win out. Isn’t it more beneficial to work with others to set common goals and establish common values and deal with each other civilly rather than at the point of a gun? Although I do not prefer a story that focuses on dehumanizing others on stage, this show is nevertheless intriguing. It is lively and creative, and there is never a dull moment in it. Above all, it makes us do a double-take about the forces behind the violent acts we see on the streets of America today.
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Review: Story Theatre is Fire Hot in Debut Production, Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes

Almost everything that is written about the times we live in uses words like troubled, divided, and unprecedented. Various adjectives used by the media are rehashed, and do not get down to the guts of human behavior in every era. Story Theatre is a new company that makes its debut with the brilliant and fire hot Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes. This is a new play written and directed by Chicago playwright Terry Guest. It’s the story of Black revolutions and uprising throughout the centuries and the aftermath of “winning.” Do we play the game the same way as those conquered or overthrown?
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20 Afternoon Tea Experiences That Would Make Marie Antoinette Jealous

Afternoon tea (or low tea as it's commonly referred to, since it used to be served on low tables back in the day) is a centuries-old art form that is still upheld by countless hotels and restaurants across the country. Different from high tea, which is served early in the evening and consists of more of a meal, afternoon tea was reserved for midday to late afternoon and full of grandeur—and pretty petit fours.

NYC Weekend Watch: Lost Highway, Marie Antoinette, Discreet Charm & More

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Marie Antoinette meets Syrian refugee in Off the WALL’s latest

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Hamlet, Tennessee Williams, Marie Antoinette, Queen Victoria highlight Black Box Theatre’s 2022-23 season

Black Box Theatre’s (BBT) 2022-23 season includes comedy, drama, a timeless theater classic and a new work by two local theater veterans. “Women Playing Hamlet,” by William Missouri Downs, July 8-24; directed by Ceil Herman. “Hamlet” is a challenge for any actor, but here Jessica is cast as the titular character in a New York production, in this comedy by BBT favorite Downs, who has visited Las Cruces for previous BBT productions of his plays.
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Marie Antoinette in Maine

LOVELL – Rumor has it that in 1794, a sea captain named Stephen Clough was plotting to rescue the Queen of France and bring her across the water to a house in Edgecomb, Maine. The “Marie Antoinette House” still stands, but was there really such a plot, and if not, why do traces of it still flourish on the internet?

Dick, Marie Antoinette

Cremation was chosen with no public services Cremation was chosen with no public services. She was born Wednesday, November 28, 1951, the daughter of the late Jack Brinker and the late Jessica Mae Balasa. She was the wife of the late Mark Vincent Dick. She was a homemaker. Surviving are...