Imagine James Joyce, author of Ulysses, Tristan Tzara, pioneer dadaist, and Lenin, revolutionary soon to become Leader of Russia, all swept up in an amateur production of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, led by Henry Carr, a minor British Consulate official who cares far more about his trousers than his character.

Now you're inside the mind of Tom Stoppard, whose madcap 1974 comedy earned him international acclaim and a Tony Award for Best Play. Travesties is dazzling, a modern masterpiece.

It's not just about trousers. It's about revolution, politics, art, and human delusions. And it's hilarious.


  • Munson HicksHenry Carr
  • Bill CampTristan Tzara
  • Ellen Jane SmithCecily
  • Robin ChadwickJames Joyce
  • Susan PellegrinoGwendolen
  • Charles AntaloskyLenin
  • Barbara CarusoNadya
  • Stephen TemperleyBennett
  • Jacques CartierDirector
  • James Leonard JoyScenic Design
  • John FalabellaCostume Design
  • Roger MeekerLighting Design
  • Ed McDermidSound Design

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