The School For Scandal: Sheridan's Uproarious Comedy at the Folger Theatre
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Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning writer-director Aaron Posner (The Chosen) mounts an encore performance of his latest play at the always-innovative Woolly Mammoth Theatre after its runaway success last summer. Helmed by the company's artistic director Howard Shalwitz, this admittedly loose and frequently irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull follows a famous actress whose son, an aspiring theater director, wants make a name for himself on his own. But when his muse, the lovely Nina, falls for his mother's lover, all kinds of romantic and artistic disappointment ensue. Posner turns the original play's famous subtext into scenes and songs, calling Stupid F***ing Bird "a rough-and-tumble meta-theatrical mash-up." Learn More
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I have seen this play before so I am not new to it. I did not like this version because it was very overdone, overplayed and some of the characters miscast. Sheridan is supposed to be over the top, but this was too much. Tom Story should not...continued
The School for Scandal
By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Directed by Richard Clifford
True loves and true characters are revealed amid gossip, clever pretenses, and ostensibly compromising situations. It’s all Surface and Candour in this witty comedy of very bad manners and irresistible folly. This classic, which premiered in London in 1777, is Sheridan’s crowning achievement.
Steve Beall — Bumper/Servant
Clinton Brandhagen — Charles Surface
Nathaniel P. Claridad — Backbite
Catherine Flye — Mrs. Candour
Laura C. Harris — Maria
John Lescault — Crabtree/Moses
Hugh Nees — Oliver Surface
Cody Nickell — Joseph Surface
Kate Eastwood Norris — Lady Teazle
David Sabin — Peter Teazle
Margo Seibert — Maid
Theodore M. Snead — Careless
Tom Story — Lady Sneerwell
Shane Wallis — Snake/Trip
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