Liz Duffy Adams


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A play by Liz Duffy Adams


In pre-Revolutionary Paris, a young girl fresh from the convent is promised in marriage to an older nobleman to pay off her father’s debts. She flees to the literary salon of her late mother’s friends, aristocratic women who conceal radical politics within reinvented folk tales. But which of them is her fairy godmother, and which the cruel stepmother? Is the duke a Prince Charming or a Beast? And is the maid the humble nobody they treat her as, or the hero of a story none of them knows they are in?

Production Notes

Casting: 1M/4W

The Salonnières premiered in October–November 2018 at Greater Boston Stage Company.

It had a 2017 workshop at the Magic Theatre, San Francisco.

“In an age where women’s experiences are being questioned and their looks judged, a play about sisterhood and intelligence is more than a pleasure to watch.” –Michele Markarian, The Theater Mirror


Greater Boston Stage Company premiere. Directed by Weylin Symes. Cast: Lisa Joyce, Laura Latreille, Elainy Mata, Bill Mootos, Sarah Newhouse. Scenic Design Katy Monthei. Lighting Design Chris Fournier. Costume Design Gail Astrid Buckley. Sound Design Caroline Eng. Projection Design Christine Banna. Properties Master Emme Shaw. Production Stage Manager Elizabeth Ramirez. Production Associate Shauwna Grillo. Photo Credit: Nile Scott Studios.


Liz Duffy Adams

Liz Duffy Adams’ play Born With Teeth, recipient of a 2021 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, had its world premiere at the Alley Theater in 2022. Her Or, premiered Off Broadway at WP Theater and has been produced some 80 times since, including at the Magic Theater, Seattle Rep, and Roundhouse Theatre. Her work has also premiered or been developed at Contemporary American Theater Festival, Humana Festival, Bay Area Theater Festival, Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Greater Boston Theater Company, New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, Crowded Fire, Shotgun Players, and Cutting Ball, and includes Dog Act; The Salonnières; Dear Alien; A Discourse on Wonders of the...[FULL BIO]