by George Farquhar
adapted by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig
February 14 – March 2, 2014
Directed by W. Scott Whisler
Performed at Park Hall, Ben Lomond
“After squandering their fortunes on food, drink and gambling, Tom Aimwell and Jack Archer, two London “beaux” (gentlemen), seek refuge and rich wives in the country. The Beaux’ Stratagem finds them down to their last few pounds in the village of Lichfield in Staffordshire. Here, their stratagem for seducing ladies of stature and wealth –and returning as quickly as possible to London, of course – runs a-foul of true love and a colorful collection of rogues, thieves, dunces and strong women who give as good as they get.”
This adaptation of The Beaux’ Stratagem is vintage Ken Ludwig: if there were doors, they’d be slamming! Lots of drinking, sword play (for men and women), and the occasional firearms accident.
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00 p.m.
Sundays @ 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 27 @ 8:00 p.m.
(No matinee Sunday, February 16)