A satire of pretension and intellectual snobbery, The Learned Ladies (Les Femmes savantes) is one of French comedy master Molière's most popular plays. This rollicking romantic story focuses on young lovers Henriette and Clitandre, whose path to the altar is blocked by the prospective bride's mother, Philaminte. Philaminte insists, and Henriette's aunt and sister concur, that Hernriette must marry a mediocre scholar who panders to that trio's intellectual pretensions. Meanwhile, the couple must contend with several more meddling family members and friends before true love emerges triumphant. Michael Michetti directs this USC School of Dramatic Arts production at the Bing Theatre.