(WILLIAMSTOWN and GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Oliver Goldsmith’s comedic masterpiece, She Stoops to Conquer, comes to the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at 7pm ($25 / $18 Students) and The Clark ($25/ $23 members and students) in Williamstown on Friday, March 30 at 2 pm, live in HD from London’s National Theatre.
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. 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 and 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.
Misdemeanors multiply, love blossoms, and mayhem ensues in this “high-spirited production of Goldsmith’s 1773 comedy…played with lip-smacking relish” (Financial Times).
Tickets to The Clark broadcast may be purchased online at The Clark or by calling 413.458.0524. The Clark box office will also be open one hour before the performance, and the doors will open at 1:30 pm.
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free through June 15. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit The Clark.