Photos: She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, Austin Playhouse
Two well-bred young men arrive at the country estate of Mr. Hardcastle, intending to court his daughter Kate and her cousin Constance, but when local mischief-maker Tony Lumpkin plays a practical joke on the two urbanites, the Hardcastle household is launched into a dizzying, deliciously frothy romp that examines romance and social manners as well as the art of love. Our production will be a sumptuous celebration of the gorgeous language, elegant costumes, and outright hilarity of Goldsmith’s classic.
This boisterous and charming comedy of mistaken identities has delighted audiences for more than two centuries.
Photos by Christopher Loveless of the cast of She Stoops to Conquer, playing February 13 - March 8 at the Austin Playhouse space at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport Blvd, Austin.
She Stoops to Conquer stars Austin Playhouse Acting Company Members Claire Grasso (The Liar) as Kate Hardcastle, Babs George (Roaring) as Mrs. Hardcastle, and Rick Roemer (Man of la Mancha) as Mr. Hardcastle. Also featuring Company Members Stephen Mercantel (Sherlock Holmes) as Tony Lumpkin and Christopher Loveless (And Then There Were None) as Diggory, with Andrew Bosworth as Charles Marlow, Craig Kanne (And Then There Were None) as Mr. Marlow, Indigo Rael as Constance Neville, David Scott as George Hastings, and Circe Sturm as the Maid.
The play is directed by Don Toner and Lara Toner-Haddock, with costume design by Buffy Manners, set design by Desiderio Roybal, lighting design by Don Day, and sound design by Joel Mercado-See.
6001 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78752
Thursdays - Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m. with a special 7:30 p.m. performance on Thursday, March 5 to celebrate Amplify Austin
TICKETS:$28 Thursday/Friday, $30 Saturday/Sunday, $35 Opening Night
BOX OFFICE: 512.476.0084 or online at: www.austinplayhouse.com
DISCOUNTS: All student tickets are half-price. $3 discount for Seniors 65 and up.
THURSDAYS: Limited Pick-Your-Price Rush tickets will be available at the box office one hour prior to show time for each Thursday performance.