“In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.” Join us as we present a brutal and provocative retelling of the infamous life and death of renowned libertine and author, Donatien Alphonse François, aka, the Marquis de Sade. The Marquis, to say the least, was a polarizing figure, who spent the better part of his adult life in prisons and asylums throughout France due to his pension for writing macabre stories fraught with pornography, violence, and some of the most extreme aspects of human behavior.
Quills was adapted into a feature film in 2000 starring Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, and Michael Caine. The film was critically acclaimed, earning Rush a BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Academy Award nomination for his performance as the Marquis.
The production will feature a cast of six, including Michael Song as Dr. Royer-Collard, a staunchly moral man of seemingly impeccable character; Robert Moritz as the Abbe de Coulmier, a merciful priest whose soft heart and merciful devotion are put to the test; Morgan Clyde as the chambermaid Madeleine Leclerc, a laundry lass smitten with the Marquis’ works; James Lindsley as Monsieur Prouix, an architect who works for Dr. Royer-Collard, Susan Brogdon as Renee Pelagie, the Marquis’ ill-begotten wife, who is desperate to silence her philandering husband, by any means; and finally, Urick will play the insufferably impish Marquis.
Due to its graphic adult content, intense subject matter, and provocative language and situations, this production will be held for a limited run, with only four public performances, and one preview.
Quills is produced by ARIA Creative under special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Quills is meant for mature audiences only, and will feature male nudity, Adult language, situations, and themes. Only those over 18 will be admitted. No exceptions. This production is not recommended for those with sensitive religious beliefs.
July 19-July 28; Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM; No Sunday matinees. $20 General Admission.