Never question a lady's taste without being prepared to defend the insult with your life. Such is Countess Kielmannsegg's predicament when she is impertinent enough to question Princess Pauline de Metternich's skill at arranging flowers.
Set in 19th century Vienna, this comedy of wit and manners examines the curious rivalry between the Princess and the Countess. A rivalry that creates such a tempest their only recourse is to cross rapiers to salvage their honor.
This original play is inspired by the true story of the first emancipated duel between women.