The Forbidden Bestsellers of Pre-Revolutionary France: A PUBLIC READING


Theater Oobleck presents
a Public Reading of a new play by David Isaacson
One Night Only
Monday, June 3, 7pm
at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division
For reservations, please email

Welcome to the dirty side of the Enlightenment, where books are banned, the King can’t get it up, and high literature & low doggerel unite to change the world.

Come be part of the development of this new work (inspired by the Robert Darnton book of the same name) by the author of Letter Purloined, Casanova Takes a Bath, and The Making of Freud.

The stellar cast includes: Oobleck ensemble members Colm O’Reilly, Diana Slickman, & Guy Massey. And featuring: Matt Holzfeind, Heather Riordan, HB Ward, Anne Fogarty, and Carolyn Hoerdemann. With special appearances by: Brian Shaw as King Louis XV. Stephanie Shaw as Madame Pompadour. Kirk Anderson as Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Troy Martin as Denis Diderot. Matt Test as Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Phil Ridarelli as the Comte de Buffon. John Henry Roberts as the Abbé Nollet. Brian Nemtusak as Crebillon fils. Matt Test as Fragonard. And Scott Hermes as Nicolas-René Berryer . Reading Manager: Jen Moniz.