Portrait (holding a mirror)
At a time when women were largely excluded from the art world, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun rose to fame by painting Queen Marie-Antoinette—and crafting her image for public consumption. But as the French Revolution begins, Vigée Le Brun is forced into exile with her daughter, on a 13-year artistic odyssey across Europe and Russia. In a poetic riff on women’s bodies against the backdrop of a bloody revolution, this play follows a mother and daughter on their journey from fame to infamy.
A Commission from The Goodman Theatre