The Gaming Table: A Restoration Comedy about Independent Women
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History, myth and a contemporary wit are frequent bedfellows in Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy's work. A celebrated and award-winning poet, writer and playwright, Duffy has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, among others, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009, the first woman to hold the position. Her collections of poetry include The Bees, Rapture and Jubilee Lines. For this appearance, she'll read selections from her own work and from her favorite works by others. Learn More
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Amazing to find that women were writing and having this sort of liberation theater performed at the opening of the 1700s. Makes one think we've taken many steps forward and backward since. Great costumes, witty banter, lively acting. An thoroughly enjoyable night.
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Written by Susanna Centlivre
Additional Material by David Grimm
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge
Whimsy, wit, and wordplay sparkle in this effervescent comedy by Susanna Centlivre, one of 18th-century London’s most popular playwrights. An independent-minded widow with a penchant for gambling holds a nightly card game, teeming with revelers and rakes, which bankrupts some and entertains all.
For this revival of Centlivre’s hit, Eleanor Holdridge leads an extraordinary all-female design team, including set designer Marion Williams, costume designer Jessica Ford, lighting designer Nancy Schertler, and sound designer Veronika Vorel.
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