Saint Mary’s Theatre and Dance: She Stoops to Conquer

Thursday | November 2 | 7:30pm
Friday | November 3 | 7:30pm
Saturday | November 4 | 7:30pm
Sunday | November 5 | 3:00pm
Page Theatre | Saint Mary’s University

One of the most produced and popular “laughing comedies” of its century, Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer” mixes delightful deceits and outrageous deceptions into a romantic romp of plots, subplots, marital strategies, and laughable confusion. Under the direction of Dr. Jimmy Bickerstaff, the cast will remain true to the time period and intent in which it was written—using elegant period costumes and rich language. The tried and true approach has been a favorite with audiences for over 240 years.

In the show, two refined young men arrive at the country estate of Mr. Hardcastle, hoping to court his daughter Kate and her cousin Constance. When local trouble-maker Tony Lumpkin plays a practical joke on the two suitors, the Hardcastle household is turned upside down in this hilarious comedy that also examines romance, manners, love, and social standings.

Tickets $10 adults, $5 students/senior citizens. Order at pagetheatre.org or call 507‑457‑1715.

The Performance Center at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.

 

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