NT Live: She Stoops to Conquer
A comedy by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith, first performed in
London in 1773. A young lady poses as a servant girl to win the heart of a young
gentleman too shy to court ladies of his own class. Many delightful deceits and hilarious
plot turns ensue. One of the great, generous-hearted and ingenious comedies of the English language, Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer offers a celebration of chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family.
More about the plot:
Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward to acquainting his daughter with his old pal's son with a view to marriage. But thanks to playboy Lumpkin, he's mistaken by his prospective son in-law Marlow for an innkeeper, his daughter for the local barmaid. The good news is, while Marlow can barely speak to a woman of quality he's a charmer with those of a different stamp. And so, as Hardcastle's indignation intensifies, Miss Hardcastle's appreciation for her misguided suitor soars. Misdemeanours multiply, love blossoms, mayhem ensues.
Arena Theater (View)
214 Main Street
Point Arena, CA 95468
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|