Jacques and His Master Begins on November 9th
Jacques and His Master begins on Wednesday, November 9
There have been many great road stories, from Crosby and Hope to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, but few as entertaining and thought provoking as Jacques and His Master by the great Czech writer Milan Kundera. Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, sets his protagonists, the Master and his servant Jacques, in an 18th century landscape where fact is woven together with fiction and the past competes—literally—with the present for their attention. The romantic follies of the two men intertwine during their road trip, one in which they seem to be going backwards as much as forward. In the recounting of their amorous adventures they explore the nature of friendship, and the human need to find meaning in our actions even as we learn the uncertain nature of life and love.
An existential comedy of bad manners, Jacques and His Master plays at the Lower Denton Theatre from Nov. 9-12 and 16-19. For tickets call the Acadia Box Office at (902) 542-5500.
Ticket prices: $12, $10 for students and seniors