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Who says history plays are boring?

Not to be completely superficial -- well, OK, here's to being somewhat superficial.

Boca Raton's Caldwell Theatre Company is in its final week of rehearsals for the third show in its $10 million Count de Hoernle Theatre.  Joel Gross' Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh premiered in 2003 at the New Jersey Repertory Company and had a New York run last April.  Set in France from 1774 to 1793, the play imagines a love triangle involving Marie Antoinette (played by Amanda Jones), her portrait artist Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun (Janine Theriault) and the man who loves both, Count Alexis de Ligne (Jason Griffith).  Though the press release touts the show's "seductive period costumes," an accompanying photo is what caught our attention:

Marie_antoinette Here's Griffith and Theriault, demonstrating the Color of Flesh part of the title.

The play begins previews on Sunday, Feb. 24, opens on Feb. 29 and runs through March 30.

We'll be there.