BROADWAY BUZZ | THÉRÈSE RAQUIN / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of Mikael Jansson for Vogue

Image courtesy of Mikael Jansson for Vogue

Émile Zola’s harrowing tale of love, lust, and crime is brought to life on the Roundabout Theatre’s stage, starring Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley as the captivating and titular Thérèse. Both passion and tragedy plague the plot, twisting and turning every which way for a gripping performance from start to finish.

Under the direction of Evan Cabnet, Knightley and the commanding cast spin a tale of conflicting emotions -- without giving too much away, Thérèse is at first submissive in nature, agreeing to marry her ill cousin per her aunt’s demand and quickly finding herself falling into an affair with her bridegroom’s close friend. Chaos ensues, and that’s where we’ll leave off. Contact your Attaché for tickets.