Take a sumptuous Connecticut garden (and gardener); a struggling novelist trying to complete Gustave Flaubert's final, unfinished novel Bouvard et Pecuchet; his choreographer lover; a spiritualist who's playing Madame Arcati in a summer stock production of Blithe Spirit; and last, but not least, the magical arrival of the author of Madame Bovary himself, along with his lover, the feminist-poet Louise Colet, and you have all the ingredients for a bold and fanciful excursion into the land of love, literature and the intrepid artistic idols whom we want to adore—at least until we really get to know them.
Scenic Designer: James Noone
Costume Designer: Jane Greenwood
Lighting Designer: Kenneth Posner
Sound Designer: John Gromada
Fight Director: Rick Sordelet
Choreographer: Paul Lester
Photo of Jean DeBaer and Mitchell Anderson by Joan Marcus.
Handsomely stimulating and deliriously enjoyable.—New York Post
Long passages of tangy, bubbly writing… produces what is not only Parnell's wittiest but his most mature work so far.—Village Voice