Natick, MA – Lindsay McAuliffe of Brookline, MA will play the leading role of young and love-struck Henriette in Walnut Hill School for the Arts’ winter production of Molière’s The Learned Ladies this December.
The Learned Ladies pokes fun at the pretentiousness of academia and the conflicting views of a woman’s place in the world. At the center of the play is a mother desperately trying to convince both of her daughters, Henriette and Armande, to strive for a life of the mind, rather than typical domestic pursuits. Each character in this world is a living, breathing embodiment of the question, “what is the right relationship between art and learning and everyday life?” Walnut Hill’s production will be directed by Steve McConnell of the Boston Conservatory and performances will be held on December 12, 13 &14 at 8:00pm at Studio 5 in Walnut Hill’s Dance Center in Natick, MA.
McAuliffe, a junior theater major, is the head of the Community Service Association, a Gold Key member, and the founder of Walnut Hill’s new a capella group “The Mixed Nuts.” She has previously graced the Walnut Hill stage during summer productions of Wonderful Town (Violet), Shut Up (Bets), and Urinetown (Ensemble) and recently assistant stage managed last winter’s production of Coastal Disturbances. In addition to her theater training, McAuliffe currently studies voice with Angela Gooch and musical theatre repertory with Elaine Smith-Purcell.
To purchase tickets for The Learned Ladies featuring Lindsay McAuliffe and other Walnut Hill students, please visit: http://ticketstage.com/walnuthill.Walnut Hill School for the Arts is an international leader in the education of young artists. The school combines renowned training in five core disciplines - creative writing, dance, music, theater, and visual art - with an innovative and rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Learn more at walnuthillarts.org.