FTT play “The Dispute” to open Nov. 11



The University of Notre Dames Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) will present Pierre MarivauxsThe DisputeNov. 11 to 15 (Tuesday to Saturday) at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 16 (Sunday) at 2:30 p.m., in the Decio Mainstage Theatre of the Universitys DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Admission is $15 for the general public; $12 for faculty, staff and seniors; and $10 for students. Ticket information is available at the performing arts center box office or by calling 574-631-2800 or at http://performingarts.nd.edu on the Web.

Directed by FTT associate professional specialist Siiri Scott,The Disputeis an Enlightenment-era comedy of human nature that strives to answer the question: Are men or women more inherently unfaithful? To explore this question, a royal society party host reveals an experiment involving the release of two young men and two young women, each raised in complete isolation, into a forest to commingle for the first time. What follows is a complex meditation on the geneses of love and betrayal.

Marivaux, arguably the most important French playwright of the 18th century, wrote for both the Comédie-Française and the Comédie-Italienne.The Disputewas translated by Gideon Lester.

Additional information is available at http://www.nd.edu/~ftt/theatreevents.shtml on the Web.

_ Contact: Christine Sopczynski, FTT, 574-631-0457,_ " csopczyn@nd.edu ":mailto:csopczyn@nd.edu

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