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Paxton Whitehead, Nate Burger, Jessie Fisher, and Cliff Saunders

Paxton Whitehead, Nate Burger, Jessie Fisher, and Cliff Saunders

Liz Lauren

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 17 2016
Price: $48-$88
Born into extraordinary wealth during the reign of Louis XIV, French writer Jean-François Regnard traveled widely—and for a while, involuntarily, when he was captured by Barbary pirates and sold into slavery. Ransomed, he continued his travels, spending time with the Sami people of Lapland. Then he took a cushy government job that left him free to write Molière-esque plays for Molière's old theater, the Comédie-Française. Regnard died under ambiguous circumstances (suicide? horse pills?) at age 54, but even that didn't end his adventures. His disinterred skull was discovered in the 1830s by some kids, who, the story goes, used it as a soccer ball. Continue reading >>

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