The Georgia Ballet takes on a classic comedy
The Georgia Ballet’s resident company will soon present La Fille Mal Gardee, regarded as one of ballet’s most beloved comedies. Alternatively known as “The Girl Who Needed Watching”, La Fille Mal Gardee will come to Marietta Performing Arts Center on October 7 and 8.
The classical ballet’s comedic storyline focuses on a young girl, Lise, who falls in love with a local farm boy. Lise’s mother has arranged an engagement to a rich (but clumsy and slow-witted) son of a vineyard farmer.
The playful story about a mother keeping an eye on her young, love-struck daughter fills the stage with various characters and even a few dancing chickens.
The main character, Lise, will be played by Courtney Walker and Kelsey Stanhope. Colas, the dashing young village boy who lands the affections of Lise, will be played by Francisco Aguilar and Josiah Savage. Traditionally played by a man, Lise’s mother, Widow Simone, will be performed by Matt Rice and Murillo Barbosa. Finally, Alain, the third wheel of the triangle in the story, will be Sean Steigerwald.