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Eugene (A play set in 1819 Paris)
Bonjour! Since you are a Meetup group interested in French language and Culture I thought you might be interested in our upcoming production. I am the artistic director of On the Spot Theatre Company of Chicago. Our latest production, Eugène, is based on the acclaimed novel by Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot. Eugène is playing at the Greenhouse Theater Center – Upstairs Studio, 2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago, for a four-week run July 23 – August 16, 2015. We are currently seeking to bring in groups to see the show in this intimate and comfortable black box theater. This is an ideal opportunity for lovers of French culture throughout the Chicago-area to enjoy a panoramic drama of Paris in 1819. This play takes place four years after Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo. Eugène de Rastignac, a poor student from the provinces with distant noble roots, determinedly climbs an upward path. He encounters obstacles that make him question whether love is compatible with ambition. The story involves Eugène’s friendship with an old grain merchant, Goriot, who sacrificed his fortune to buy his two lovely daughters--Anastasie and Delphine—an upper class life. The will to succeed and the disillusionment of self-empowerment make a volatile mix in the minds and hearts of city dwellers in a rapidly changing world. The Greenhouse Theater Center stage is a perfect place for being up close to the action. Thursday evenings will be $10 for tickets and we are pleased to offer a discounted group rate of $15 per ticket to our Fri/Sat/Sun performances for group ticket sales of eight people or more. Thurs-Sat are at 7:30 pm and Sun are matinee performances at 2:30 pm. As the playwright and director of this show, I am available for an after-the-performance group discussion. It is also possible to include some of our actors. You can learn more about me and our theatre company at our website listed below. I would be pleased to craft a dynamic evening of theater and discussion for your group. We would truly appreciate your getting the word out to interested parties by posting the details of this production on your website or event page. Are power and happiness really the same? Come see Eugène this summer at the Greenhouse Theater Center to find out. Thanks! Mike Brayndick Artistic Director On the Spot Theatre web: e-mail:

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