Spring Hill College to present “The Triumph of Love” April 10-13

Thu, 03/13/2008 (All day)

MOBILE – The Spring Hill College Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present “The Triumph of Love” by Pierre Marivaux at 8 p.m. nightly April 10-13 in the Arlene Mitchell Theater. General admission is $10 and $5 for students.

“The Triumph of Love,” first performed in 1732 in Paris, is a comedy about the pleasure and pain of falling in love. The plot is full of complications: the young Princess Léonide falls in love with a young man, Agis, who has been educated to hate all women, especially the princess. Although Léonide wants to share the throne with the young man, she must first win over his guardians – the philosopher Hermocrate and his sister Léontine who have sheltered Agis and brought him up to despise the princess. To execute her romantic plot, Léonide disguises herself as a man and manages to seduce the philosopher, the sister and the young man. Love wins out in the end. Marivaux delivers the message that love costs; it is dangerous and essential.

For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at (251) 380-3855.