CHRISTOPHER CARTMILL

LA CHASSE - (The Hunt)

The beginnings of the relationship between the French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix and his distant cousin, Joséphine de Lavallette, baroness de Forget. It is Paris in the 1830's. The play is structured on the movements of a popular set dance of the early 19th century, the quadrille. Partners switch with grace but also with heart-breaking consquences. It is the Romantic dilemma that what most inspires us has the capability of destroying us. LA CHASSE is an exploration of Art, civilized society and our supressed animal natures. (two acts) *Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award for New Play.

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