Theatre Department

“Waxworks”
Written by Trina Davies and Directed by Kristen Van Ginhoven

1789. With France on the verge of revolution, a young Madame Tussaud, Marie Grosholz, is called from her post at Versailles back to Dr. Curtius’ Wax Salon in the heart of Paris. There she is introduced to the most influential people in Paris, including Maximilien Robespierre, who takes a particular interest in her art. As the revolution descends, Marie is forced to confront the remains of those she has befriended—whose waxen images must be set with signs that identify them as ‘patriots’ or ‘enemies’. Written by award-winning Canadian playwright Trina Davies, Waxworks is an exploration of the tales we’re told, the heroes and villains we create, and the life of an extraordinary artist who developed the first world-wide entertainment brand.