Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present a free reading–not a staged production–of Lynn Marie Macy’s new play “Madame Campan’s Academy” at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, this coming Saturday, April 18, starting at 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 2:00).
You think your life is challenging? – Imagine your stepfather is Napoleon Bonaparte! Based on a true story of the French Revolution MADAME CAMPAN’S ACADEMY follows the relationship of Hortense de Beauharnais (daughter of Josephine), her beloved teacher Madame Campan (former lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette), and Hortense’s stepfather, General Napoleon Bonaparte. Hers is a Cinderella story of riches to rags to riches as she rises from a penniless seamstress’s apprentice to the Tuileries Palace as step-daughter to the First Consul of the French Republic.
No reservations are necessary, and the venue is wheelchair accessible. The reading will last approximately 90 minutes (2:30 to 4:00 p.m.). Light refreshments will be served.