945197ea-1633-4e8e-a869-f9726222a6dcBob and I have talked at length about how much we enjoy WAM Theatre’s Fresh Takes series of play readings. One of our favorite plays in the series was Waxworks. Imagine our delight when we discovered that Williams College ’62 was producing the play and that Kristen van Ginhoven, WAM’s Artistic Director, was directing it.  The performances are May 5, 6 and 7 at the Adams Memorial Theatre in Williamstown. Tickets are $3.00.

We were fortunate enough to interview Kristen in her office at Williams College where she is also teaching this semester. The play by Trina Davies tells the tale of Madame Tussaud  and  her work during the French Revolution.

Madame Tussaud
Madame Tussaud
Death mask of Robsepierre
Death mask of Robespierre

A skilled artist in creating wax impressions of people, a skill she learned from her uncle, Madame Tussaud was commanded to make death masks of the victims of the guillotine such as Robespierre.

Click on Waxworks and you will hear our interview with Kristen van Ginhoven.



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