The Beaux' Stratagem: George Farquhar's classic comedy
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When a story begins with animal sacrifice, you know you're in for an interesting night of theater. In this twisted and sharp-witted satire from playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Pam and Richard are hosting their annual dinner date with best friends Wendy and Tom. But things are going to get a bit weird this year. From its animal sacrifice shocker this darkly comic play moves on to dabble in sex, violence, deception, dancing and wrestling. Lines will be crossed. And yes, lines will be blurred -- particularly those between our modern sense of civility and our more primal urges. Only time will tell if everyone in Hunter Gatherers makes it to dessert ... Learn More
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The actors were difficult to understand, and neither my friend nor I could stay awake. We couldn't really figure out what was going on, so we left at intermission. We felt bad about it because we think the actors did a pretty good job.
About the Ticket Supplier: University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance
The UH School of Theatre & Dance produces professional plays, dance concerts, studio productions, a new play festival, and school shows through the Theatre for Young Audiences program. Their mission is to educate and prepare students for successful and meaningful careers in theatre, dance and related professions. The school performs in the Wortham Theatre and the Quintero Theatre. The Houston Shakespeare Festival is a professional project of the school, which is produced each summer at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The UH School of Theatre & Dance offers bachelor's and master's degrees in theater and teacher certifications in dance. Its graduate program consists of arts in theatre and masters of fine arts in theatre with specializations in acting, directing and design. Faculty includes Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Edward Albee, Tony Award-winning playwright Mark Medoff, Tony Award-winning producer Stuart Ostrow, Tony nominated designer Kevin Rigdon and veteran dramaturg Mark Bly. Among the greats who have taught at the school in previous years are Lanford Wilson, Sir Peter Hall and Jose Quintero.