The Ladies of the Camelias by Lillian Groag

A hilarious farce about a semi-historical meeting between the raving 19th century divas Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse, taking place in a theatre taken over by a Russian bolshevik terrorist.  

 

Scenic design by David Leugs

Lighting design by Catie Dreher

Costume design by Marcia van Kuiken

 

Sarah Bernhardt
Sarah Bernhardt

The diva of 19th century Romantic Theatre

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Sara and Eleonora
Sara and Eleonora

The rivals in a rare empathetic moment

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Eleonora, Terrorist, Sara
Eleonora, Terrorist, Sara

In this play a louse of Bolshevik terrorist attempts to take over the theatre.

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The leading men
The leading men

Clinging to one another in terror

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The maid, Sara's assistant
The maid, Sara's assistant

She is treated as a slave, even though she's the best actress among the three.

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Bolshevik Terrorist
Bolshevik Terrorist

He tries to take over the theatre on the famous night when Eleonora Duese and Sarah Bernhardt were in Paris.

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The farcical action
The farcical action

The action of this play is a bit of a crazy farce as the characters rival one another even in the midst of a terrorist takeover

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Eleonora
Eleonora

She placed her roses into the camelias, to reveal the end of the rivalry.

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Eleonora and Sara's leading men
Eleonora and Sara's leading men

They find themselves caught in a terrible place and bond together to survive.

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