See How They Run (May 17-26, 2018)

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The final play of the season will be See How They Run by Philip King, which will run from May 13 to May 26, 2018. This classic English farce was first seen in 1940 and is constantly being revived, both professionally and with community theatre groups. In 2006, the British Theatre Guide wrote that “It remains arguably the funniest farce … Continue reading

An Italian Straw Hat (May 1-17, 2008)

A Musical Farce by Eugene Labiche and Marc-Michel translated by Lynn and Theodore Hoffmann “Sight gags, clever word play, screwball comedy … and all embellished with song and dance!” In this renowned comedy with songs in the French 19th century farcical vaudeville tradition, the hero, M. Fadinard, is about to get married when an attractive lady and her irate lover … Continue reading

A Flea In Her Ear (January 27 – February 12, 2005)

A Farce by George Feydeau, translated by John Mortimer One of the funniest plays ever written! Things begin to go awry when Victor Emmanuel Chandebise, a middle-class insurance salesman, becomes impotent, leading his wife, Raymonde, to assume that he has taken a mistress. To test his fidelity, she has her friend Lucille write an anonymous letter to Victor claiming to be … Continue reading

She Stoops to Conquer (May 1-17, 2003)

A Farce by Oliver Goldsmith “Witty . Charming! . Entertaining!” A wonderful rollicking Restoration comedy! Eighteenth century England comes to life in this riotously funny comedy of manners. Two well-to-do young gentlemen, Marlow and Hastings, mistake the baronial country home of Squire Hardcastle for a roadside inn. As they meet the family so they treat them as employees of a … Continue reading

Habeus Corpus (September 21 – October 7, 2000)

A Farce by Alan Bennett. “A parade of wit” – New York Times. “A marvellous freaky farce…rowdy and ribald” – NBC. [fbphotos id=491780700863477 limit=5 rand=1]  From the pen of Alan Bennett, who last season gave us the brilliant The Madness of George III, comes this gorgeously vulgar farce that is a downright celebration of sex and the human body. In … Continue reading