BAROCOCO Leslie Swan
Performance Dates

In this new collaboratively devised ensemble work, Happenstance Theater portrays oblivious entitlement on the brink of extinction. We take a physical comedy dive into the late Baroque. We flaunt 18th century finery, wigs, panniers, gestural styling, elaborate ornamentation and the excesses of Rococo. We navigate the dangerous curves of manners and the Age of Enlightenment from the exquisite to the revolting. What fun we will have puncturing one percent pomposity! Featuring Gwen Grastorf, Karen Hansen, Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, Sarah Olmsted Thomas and Alex Vernon.

Presented as part of the Capital Fringe Festival CURATED SERIES.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
60 minutes


Baroness Constance Blandford Plainview
Doppio Gemelli Von Sharfenburghopf
Astorio Cavalieri
Countess Olympia Stroganovskaya
Dauphine Marionette
Duc Leslie Pamplemousse De Citron-Pressé

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