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She Stoops to Conquer

Directed by Robert Currier

phoebe Moyer and George Maguire as Mrs. and Mr. Hardcastle

Producer's Perspective:

Whether you consider it very late Restoration or very early modern, She Stoops to Conquer must be considered a classic. Just about hitting the midpoint between Shakespeare and today chronologically, Goldsmith has given us a rarity – a comedy that, like Shakespeare’s comedies, has withstood the test of time.

Why choose a drawing room comedy for an outdoor Shakespeare festival? To give our audiences and ourselves the exquisite pleasure of watching Darren Bridgett play the bumbling Young Marlowe, of course! One of the benefits of a play like this one is its relatively small cast, and Darren was superbly accompanied by a dream cast (of almost entirely professional Equity principals, by the way.) Set Designer Bruce Lackovic once again rose to the challenge of creating a set so versatile it could double for two vastly different plays, thanks in no small part to a large changeover crew. The drawing room curtains did not blow in the wind, and Bob Currier’s delicately choreographed moving forest was a highlight of the staging.



Cast of Characters

Mrs. Hardcastle
Mr. Hardcastle
Tony Lumpkin
Miss Kate Hardcastle
Miss Constance Neville
Young Mr. Marlowe
George Hastings
Sir Charles Marlowe
Phoebe Moyer*
George Maguire*
Jonathan Gonzales*
Deborah Fink*
Kate Dunlop
Christopher Hammond
Darren Bridgett*
Paul Sulzman*
Christopher Hammond
Gregory Moore
Kristi Porada
Stephanie Lytle
Sasha Painter
Clare Larson

Production Staff

Managing Director - Lesley Schisgall Currier

Choreography - Cynthia Pepper
Set Design - Bruce Lackovic
Costume Design - Jennifer Kazmark
Dialect Coach - Lynne Soffer
Lighting Design - Matthew Miller
Props Design - Mary Jo Goss
Set Design - Bruce Lackovic
Sound Design - Billie Cox
Style Consultant - Phoebe Moyer
Production Stage Manager - Heath Belden*


*Member of Actor's Equity Association

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