She Stoops to Conquer

by Oliver Goldsmith

Directed by guest director Mason York
Opening week: June 15-18, 2016
Continuing Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from June 29-July 22
at Samuell Grand Amphitheatre

Also titled The Mistakes of a Night, Oliver Goldsmith’s comedy of manners is a wild romp in the lives of a family and their sordid adventures. Mr. Hardcastle, loving father of Kate, has arranged for his daughter to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a wealthy Londoner, hoping the two will hit it off and marry. Unfortunately, Marlow is hopelessly tongue-tied and nervous around upper-class women yet surprisingly charming and bawdy when with the working class. Clever Kate, smitten with Marlow, learns of this and disguises herself as a maid in order to make Marlow feel at ease so he will woo her. Therefore, ‘she stoops to conquer,’ and hilarity ensues as Marlow begins to figure out the elaborate rouse to which he has fallen prey.