The Ladies of the Camellias

Play

Writers: Lillian Groag

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
Genres
Comedy
Cast Size
medium
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult, elderly characters

Synopsis

In 1897, two different actresses, Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse, were both to perform the Lady of the Camellia in Paris in the same week and at the same theater. Alexandre Dumas, fils, the French author who wrote the play, has particular complaints about both of their performances. Their respective co-stars, Gustave-Hippolite Worms and Flavio Ando, are caught in the actresses' melodrama and competition. However, a Russian anarchist named Ivan decides to take the two actresses hostage and threatens to blow up the theater if two of his comrades are not released from prison.

Lead Characters