The Beaux' Stratagem

The Beaux' Stratagem is a comedy by George Farquhar, first produced at the Theatre Royal, now the site of Her Majesty's Theatre, in the Haymarket, London, on March 8, 1707. The Beaux' Stratagem has been adapted by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig. Wilder had begun the adaptation in 1939 and never finished it; in the summer of 2004, Wilder's estate asked Ludwig to complete the adaptation. The resulting play had its world première production in November 2006 at The Shakespeare Theatre Company of Washington, D.C., directed by Michael Kahn.

In the play, Archer and Aimwell, two young gentlemen who have fallen on hard times, plan to travel through small towns, entrap young heiresses, steal their money and move on. In the first town, Lichfield, they set their sights on Dorinda. Aimwell falls truly in love, and comedy ensues

7pm, 14, 15 and 16 May @ Gasworks

Tickets available @ www.gasworks.org.au or call (03) 8606 4299

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