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Playwright

Oliver Goldsmith

Performance Dates

June 14, 1930

Creative Team

Coaches.........................................Verda Evans and John F. Smith

Business Manager..........................Jack Baker

Assistants.......................................Evelyn Edwards and Kenneth Bunce

Stage Manager...............................David Allaman

Assistant.........................................Robert Myers

Electrician.......................................Morris Ervin

Properties and Costumes...............Marian Jones

Synopsis

A round of mistaken identities stir up the hilarity for this quick-paced, rowdy farce that has kept audiences laughing for more than two centuries. Tony Lumpkin directs two lost-in-the-night Londoners to the squire's country home they search for--but impishly tells them it's an inn. Since Marlow, one of the young men, seeks to court the squire's daughter, it results in pickle after delicious pickle as he treats the squire (his prospective father-in-law) and the squire's daughter (his future wife) as an innkeeper and barmaid. The squire is perplexed at being ordered about like a servant, and Marlow indignant at the "innkeepers" treating him as an equal. But some things work to Marlow's advantage...incredibly shy with women of his own station, he is relaxed and charming with the "barmaid" who wins his heart. "The friendliest rag-tag and bobtail out of the Johnsonian period..." Brooks Atkinson, New York Times. "A classic mixture of low comedy and high farce. Here is your, my, everybody's theatre! It's good!"--Robert Garland, New York Journal-American.

Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

Otterbein Theatre, Performing Arts, College Theater

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