OFF WITH HER HEAD
a new play by Camelia R. Finley
This play explores the libel pamphlets distributed throughout Paris, leading to Marie Antoinette's death by guillotine.
Taking each propaganda illustration and acting it out reveals the terrific lies the writers experimented with in the creation of her fall, from the ludicrous idea of bestiality and incest in the royal family, to the size of her wig and embezzling millions back to Austria. Here we may prove that propaganda can kill you.
Within this stratagem is a person who believes themselves to be Marie Antoinette. He/She is able to dive inside the pamphlets with awesome candor, comedy, and relive each gruesome word. Here he/she may fall into madness.
Utilizing masks, costumes, sound, video, dance & dialog. (warning: illicit language, nudity, blood, violence)
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Written & Directed by Camelia R. Finley