Mistaken identity, misplaced ardor and a right or true love ensures in "The Metromaniacs," David Ives's adaptation of the classic 1738 French farce. Would-be poet Damis has fallen for the works of a mysterious Breton Poetess, not knowing she is really his host, middle-aged gentleman, Francalou. Meanwhile, Francalou's daughter, Lucille has fallen for the works of Damis, but mistakes Damis's friend, the dashing and unpoetic Dorante, for Damis. A world premier translation and adaptations, Ives's presentation of Alexis Piron's "The Metromaniacs" once again applies his brilliant sense of comedic timing to a lost classic. "The Metromaniacs" is a very highly recommended addition to community theatre and community library collections. --The Midwest Book Review - October 2015
About the Author
David Ives has also adapted Moliere's "Le Misanthrope" (as The School for Lies), Corneille's "Le menteur"(as The Liar), and Regnard's "Le legataire universel" (as The Heir Apparent). He is the author of "All in the Timing," "Taming of Venus" (both the play and the Roman Polanski film); "Time Lies," "Lives of the Saints," "New Jerusalem," and "Is He Dead?" (adapted from Mark Twain). He lives in New York City.