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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


The Goodman Theatre

Image Credit: Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun

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