Photo Gallery – The Beaux’ Stratagem @ Purdue Theatre 2-14-2018

 

The Beaux’ Stratagem

by George Farquhar

Adapted by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig

Directed by Richard Sullivan Lee

Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in the Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts

Purdue Theatre, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana

Dress rehearsal – February 14, 2018

Photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

The Beaux’ Stratagem – First produced in England 1707, the play tells the story of two young bucks who, having spent all their money by living too well, leave London and roam from town to town in search of love and fortune. In order to find a wealthy heiress for at least one of them, they pose as master and servant – exchanging roles from one town to the next. In Lichfield, Aimwell is the master and Archer the servant, and there they meet the lovely, wealthy Dorinda and her equally desirable sister-in-law, Mrs. Kate Sullen. They set their caps for these women, but problems abound. Kate is married to a drunken sot who despises her; the innkeeper’s saucy daughter, Cherry, has set her cap for Archer; Dorinda’s mother, Lady Bountiful, mistakenly believes herself to be a great healer of the sick, and she guards her daughter like a dragoness; and a band of brigands plans to rob the house of Lady Bountiful that very night, putting all schemes in jeopardy. This is a play in the great tradition of Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer and Sheridan’s The Rivals and The School for Scandal. It is classic, formal, robust and hilarious.

Rating: PG13

Dates: February 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24 at 7:30 and 18, 24, 25 at 2:30

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