In this variation on Dumas’s classic romance, the masked prisoner Louise Marchiali was the most dangerous secret in the Bastille – the unknown twin sister of King Louis XIV. Louise got a chance to taste freedom when the headstrong Duchess of Montpensier discovered her plight and plotted with Artemis, a Carmelite nun and fellow member of the mysterious Queen’s Guard, to rescue her from the Bastille. Montpensier planned to smuggle Louise to safety outside France, but Louis’ sister had plans of her own: to walk in her brother’s shoes… and make history.
Directed by: Kevin Heckman
Fight Choreography: Babes With Blades with the cast
CAST: Dawn “Sam” Alden* (Artemis), Alison Dornheggen* (Louis/Louise), Elizabeth Enck (Alys), Sarah Fornace (Musketeer), Khanisha Foster (Cessette), Amy E. Harmon* (Colbert), Gillian N. Humiston* (Juliette), Morgan Manasa* (Montpensier), Mildred Marie Langford (Cessette U/S), Jennifer Mickelson (Anne of Austria/Musketeer), Rosie Newton (Montlezun), Meghan Principe (Girl/Musketeer), Tami Torok (Richelieu)
STAFF: Leigh Barrett (Lighting Design), Elizabeth Beyreis* (Props Coordinator), Beth Cummings* (Producer), Jeff Dublinksi (Sound Design), Katherine Herrera* (Props Coordinator), Brenda E. Kelly* (Fight Style Coordinator), Kjerstine McHugh* (Stage Manager) Courtney O’Neill (Set Design), Kerith Wolf (Costume Design)
(* denotes BWBTC ensemble member)
Media Relations: Tree Falls Productions
All photos by Johnny Knight