FEBRUARY 2018 | Volume 164
Production photo credit: Tracy-Lynn Chernaske.
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER- A boisterous fast-moving mélange of misunderstandings, love and silly comedy
Metro Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere of a new adaptation by Joan Bryans of Oliver Goldsmith’s classic She Stoops to Conquer on our stage, February 24 to March 17, 2018.
The much beloved 18th century “laughing comedy” revolves around Charles Marlow, a young bachelor who brims with confidence when dallying with working-class women but becomes a shivering bundle of nerves in the presence of high-born ladies. Travelling to the home of his father’s associate, Mr. Hardcastle, Marlow and his friend Hastings are tricked into thinking that Mr. Hardcastle is a common innkeeper.
While at the “inn,” Marlow unexpectedly runs into Kate, the woman his father wants him to marry. He’s so terrified, though, he can’t even look at her. So Kate decides to don the unthreatening guise of a barmaid, stooping in social status to conquer his heart. A series of ridiculous intrigues, more pranks and an unexpected visit from Marlow’s father compound the zany plot, resulting in more foolish foppish fun.
Director Joan Bryans has yearned to direct She Stoops to Conquer for ages, considering it to be one of the brightest gems in the crown of British Comedy. Joan describes the play as fresh, spirited and blissfully funny.
She Stoops to Conquer stars Deborah Vieyra as Kate Hardcastle and Alexander Lowe as Charles Marlow.
It is directed by Joan Bryans, assisted by Frances Herzer, produced by Alison Schamberger and stage managed by Nancy Caldwell. Production Photo credit: Tracy-Lynn Chernaske.
Click for Full Cast and Production Crew She Stoops to Conquer
Tickets are $25 Adult or $22 Senior/Student with a special 2 for $38 every Thursday. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604-266-7191 or purchased on line at TICKETS.
Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts. This is our 55th continuous season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. She Stoops to Conquer is our 509th show.
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