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When: Mondays, Fridays-Sundays. Continues through July 23 2017

Dion Boucicoult's arch 1841 comedy of manners gets a spirited and fully committed production at City Lit. This story of bumbling boors, chiseling social climbers, and simpering fops gallivanting and scheming around the London countryside is crisply performed by a uniformly excellent cast. Their nimble way with this wordy text is a thing to behold and illustrates neatly why this play was such an influence on Oscar Wilde. While the idea of an old man marrying a much younger woman sight unseen in order to inherit her money and land might seem dated—not to say grotesque—the self-delusion and absurd conniving at the heart of this story are as current as today's headlines. Directed by Terry McCabe. —Dmitry Samarov

Price: $12-$32



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