THE GOLDEN COACH Barrels into Chestnut Hill

by Patricia Bradford

THE GOLDEN COACH, a lusty comedy-farce, adapted by Yaga Brady from the classic play, “Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement”, by Prosper Mérimée, opens at The Stagecrafters theater on Friday, April 10, 2015. It is a stylish reincarnation – in a long line of stage and screen versions – of the story of the actress Micaela Perricholi and her lover, the Viceroy of Peru, in the late 1700s, characters based on real-life personages. In this witty romp the spirited and fearless Perricholi fights for her due position in society, taking on the entire lay and religious establishment of the city of Lima. Passions run amok, fueled by this savvy and strong-willed lady who knows what she wants – and is used to getting it! This classic-rooted farce, which pays homage to the actor’s craft, is a romantic comedy for the ages.
Yaga Brady, Philadelphia freelance writer, translator, and stage director, feels that a large part of her mission in her writing has been to introduce to audiences English language and foreign classics. She says that she loves to work with “… period pieces, re-read them and rediscover in them issues, questions, lines, references, which, in the re-visiting, make complete sense within a contemporary perception of the world.” In this regard she considers THE GOLDEN COACH to be a perfect fit!

Performance dates are: April 10-12, 16-19, 23-26. Thu.-Sat. @ 8 pm, Sun. @ 2 pm. Tickets $17 on line, $20 at the door; Thu. 2-for-$25 online, 2-for-$30 at the door (no service charge online). Students with valid ID $13.00 At-door. Groups of 15 or more are offered a reduced rate of $15.00 a ticket, paid in advance. The box office opens 45 minutes before each performance. For information call 215-247-8881; for reservations-direct call 215-247-9913. The theater is located in the heart of Chestnut Hill at 8130 Germantown Ave. Visit website for details:

Special NOTE: A “Meet the Cast and Director” Q & A session will be held following the performance on Friday, April 17. All attendees at that performance are welcome to stay.

Theater/Organization The Stagecrafters
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Theater/Organization Address: 8130 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (215) 247-8881

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