Monday, September 19, 2011

RAUCOUS, ROWDY RESTORATION COMEDY DUELS @ CENTERSTAGE

I loved teaching (and taking my students to see) Restoration comedies of manners. Now here comes Centerstage with their version of a classic of the genre:

THE RIVALS
By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Directed by David Schweizer

WHEN: September 28–October 30
WHERE: The Pearlstone Theater, Centerstage, 727  N. Calvert Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Previews $10-$40, Weekdays $15-$45, Weekends $20-$55
BUY TICKETS HERE
For questions, please contact the Box Office at 410.332.0033 or boxoffice@centerstage.org.

Swooning lovers, plucky maids, wily valets, irate guardians and, of course, a duel: this is the world of Bath, which leaps to sparkling life with matchless wit and lively invention in this enduring classic. With all the brilliance of his fellow Irish scribes Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, Sheridan single-handedly revived English stage comedy with his landmark play.

What the pluck is a malapropism? Playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan started a revolution in misspoken hilarity with Mrs. Malaprop. Learn about Mrs. Malaprop’s word play as well as about those who have so bravely followed in her footsteps. Find out by clicking HERE.