The Shakespeare Underground is a new project designed to explore classic plays written by a variety of authors. For our first season, we will be focusing our efforts on presenting the works of female playwrights. What’s more “underground” than that? Please join us to hear something that you’ve probably never heard before.
NEXT UP — A Bold Stroke for a Wife by Susanna Centlivre
In this comedy, Centlivre evaluates the social obstacles that come with money, power, and love. Four guardians, each possessing contradictory opinions and attitudes, hold Anne Lovely under their protection and refuse her to wed until they each approve of the same man. A spirited military officer is determined to outwit them all. Lovely joins his pursuit, and together they form a plan to manipulate the men. Centlivre writes with satirical, bold strokes. She critiques political and social systems in eighteenth-century England and reimagines the role of marriage in A Bold Stroke for a Wife.
Admission is $15 in advance, or «Pay What You Will» at the door. Complimentary reserved seating is available for ATC members (members must RSVP for reserved seating).