Stoops to Conquer
What the Critics
Gonzalez..is engagingly bumptious as [the] loutish
half-brother Tony Lumpkin...But Bridgett and Fink take
the comedy to richer, more rewarding levels in each
of their scenes together – Fink charmingly, cagily
responding to and exploiting Bridgett's hilarious
depictions of almost terminal shyness. Currier's production
may stoop too often for cheap laughs, but in Fink
and Bridgett's wooing scenes, it conquers." Robert
Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
"They came, they stooped, they conquered. Seizing
any opportunity to go for the delicisouly comic ‘low'
in Oliver Goldsmith's ‘She Stoops to Conquer,' the Marin Shakespeare Company stoops indeed. And it
does so with all the wild abandon and studied grace
of two lords on a wenching spree...superbly cast, with
gorgeous period costumes and a solid, inventive set.
Indeed, creative director Robert S. Currier more than
lives up to his reputation as a director who is at
his best when doing comedy...Forty-year stage veteran
Maguire..is an absolute joy to watch onstage...Moyer,
simply put, gives the joint some class...The comic
tour de force of the evening, however, was Bridgett's
young Mr. Marlowe...Dick Van Dyke would have been proud.
Fink is equally enticing ...The rest of the cast performed
admirably...'She Stoops' is a thoroughly enjoyable
evening of theatre."
Mark Langton, Marin Independent Journal
"It is another flavor of insanity entirely that runs
the show in the delightfully staged She Stoops
to Conquer...It's ridiculous, yes, but it's extremely
well-done, and quite funny."
David Templeton, North Bay Bohemian
"Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer turns out to be the perfect summer entertainment after
all...Bridgett's performance is a delight throughout...As
a director, Robert Currier loves physical comedy onstage,
and in Goldsmith's script he's found a perect partner."
Lee Brady, Pacific Sun