The Ladies Man
Welcome to the belle époque Paris, when Frenchmen invented savoire faire and mother-in-laws everywhere were suspicious. Set in Paris at the turn of the century, it's about a suave doctor whose young wife and fire-breathing mother-in-law suspect him of infidelity, and who gets deeper into his own soup the more he tries to prove his innocence. The razor fine, saucy language exemplifies how Feydeau's ear for words and eye for situations influenced today's comedy. This convoluted story and whip-smart dialogue show where Noel Coward found his zing and the Marx brothers their zaniness. If you liked last season's Rough Crossing, you'll love this show!