Bad Habit Productions presents Quills, by Doug Wright from July 29th through August 8th at The Durrell Theatre at the YMCA Cambridge in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Sex. Perversion. Violence. These are the themes of the tales that drip from the ink-laden quills of the notoriously irreverent Marquis de Sade. Confined to the Charenton Asylum for the Insane for the outlandish escapades he’d committed to paper during the Napoleonic Era, the Marquis continues to pen his stories, to the delight of the young seamstress, Madeleine, and to the scorn of Charenton’s devout Abbe du Coulmier. But when the Abbe attempts to silence the Marquis—by taking his quills, his ink, and his paper—something intriguing occurs: the Marquis still finds a way to voice his scandalous yarns. As the Abbe’s religious devotion clashes with the Marquis’s dedication to freedom of expression, the audience is treated to a tale of wit, irony, blasphemy, philosophy, and the struggle for power.
Quills is directed by Daniel Morris, produced by Morris and Lauren K. Terry. The cast includes Timothy Otte, Eric Hamel, Jenny Reagan, James Bocock, Sally Nutt, Kirin McCrory, and Erin Gilligan. The stage manager is Katelynn Cooper
Bad Habit Productions will also be displaying an art and poetry exhibition during the run of Quills. The exhibition explores the theme of censorship in art and poetry. Boston area artists and poets will have their work displayed in the lobby and theatre balcony an hour before each show time. Information about the artists, poets, and their works will be available.