A Comedy of Manners first performed in 1773, She Stoops to Conquer is a rich comedy of great warmth. It paints a picture of an admirable society, but one that is deeply in need of revision that comes through the agency of a wonderful young woman, Kate Hardcastle. Kate is a character in the tradition of great comedies like Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew and Lysistrata that offer up the wisdom and wiles of women as the means of curing problems both great and small. When the male world is caught up in the ridiculous conventions men themselves have imposed, it takes a woman like Kate to sort it all out. She Stoops to Conquer is a break away from the sentimental comedies of the time and was what Goldsmith called, a “Laughing Comedy” with more dependence on the action and actors than on the language.
March 24, 25, 31*, April 1 - 7:30 p.m., March 25, April 1 - 2 p.m., March 26, April 2~ - 3 p.m.
Recommended for children 12 years of age or older.
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During the week, call (434) 582-SEAT (7328). On the night of a performance, call the Tower Box Office at (434) 582-2085.