Popular for over 200 years, Goldsmiths comic romp is a tasty stew of mistaken identities, social sabotage and happy endings. Convinced that his hosts are lower class buffoons and the love of his life is a barmaid, a young gentleman nearly ends up as one of the have-nots in this much-loved classic. Wit and warmth are brought to life in Oliver Goldsmith
s eighteenth century comedy, She Stoops to Conquer, presented by Deep Dish Theater Company now through November 17. Directed by Tony Lea, this chuckler continues the company's twelfth season at University Mall. Get a first look at the show in the photos below!
A tongue-tied wreck with the ladies, young Mr. Marlow believes he can only talk to those beneath him, not a woman such as Kate Hardcastle, whom he is expected to wed. So, when Tony, Kate's mischievous brother, leads him to an inn that appears to be run by buffoons and harboring the barmaid of his dreams--an inn that is in fact the Hardcastle estate--Marlow finds himself in the middle of class warfare of the most hilarious kind.
This Deep Dish productions talented cast includes Brett Bolton, Steve Dobbins, Marcia Edmundson, Brian Fisher, Marilyn Gorman, Thom Gradisher, Thomas Porter, George Rady, Amelia Sciandra, Rebekah Vaisey and Jeffrey Vizcaino. The design staff includes Kenneth Rowland (set), Liz Droessler (lights), David Serxner (costumes), Devra Thomas (properties), and Marc Maximov (sound). Jen Bauer is the stage manager.
The theater will present post-performance discussions on Thursday, November 8 ("Meet the Designers"). Karen Blansfield will give a pre-show, Meet the Play talk on Friday, November 2, at 7 p.m. The Deep Dish Book Selection, Steve Dublanica's Waiter Rant, will be discussed on Monday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Flyleaf Books.
Performances begin Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday (matinee) at 2 p.m. Deep Dish is located in Chapel Hill's University Mall, on Estes Drive and US 15-501.
Tickets are $21 adults and $19 seniors, regularly, with a $2 discount for Wednesday and Thursday shows. Student tickets are $14 for all performances. Wednesday, October 31 is "Cheap Dish Night" all tickets are $10 (no reservations accepted). For reservations, call (919) 968-1515. For more information, visit www.deepdishtheater.org
Photo Credit: JoNathan Young
Jeffrey Vizcaino and Marcia Edmundson
Amelia Sciandra and Rebekah Vaisey
Brett Bolton, George Rady and Brian Fisher
George Rady, Steve Dobbins and Marilyn Gorman
Marcia Edmundson and Jeffrey Vizcaino