Photo Gallery – The Beaux’ Stratagem @ Purdue Theatre 2-14-2018
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.
Dates: February 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24 at 7:30 and 18, 24, 25 at 2:30
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