The Gaming Table: A Restoration Comedy about Independent Women
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The last date listed for The Gaming Table was Saturday March 3, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Featured review from Marc Bretzfelder
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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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The play is very funny, but the Goldstar seats in the left balcony were seriously obstructed. 1/3 of the play took place in sections that were unable to be viewed from my seat. This is the first disappointing seat location I have encountered...continued
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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.