For photos from the 2011 production of That Lady from Maxim's, click here
That Lady from Maxim’s is about as far away from Elizabethan tragedy as one can get. This world premiere musical farce by Isle of Shoals resident playwright-composer Bryan Williams is based on La Dame de Chez Maxim, by Georges Feydeau, the French comic genius of the turn of the nineteenth-into-twentieth century who elevated the lowly sex farce to an art form. A respectable married physician is lured by his devil-may-care compatriot to a night on the town at the notorious night spot Maxim’s. The next morning he wakes up with a splitting headache, no memory of the night before -- and a strange woman in his bed. The more desperately he tries to extricate himself from the situation, the deeper he gets tangled in a delirious web of misunderstanding. A fast and funny musical romp of mistaken identity and missed connections, set in delightfully decadent Belle Epoque Paris.
For a synopsis of That Lady from Maxim's, click here.