This boisterous and charming comedy of mistaken identities has delighted audiences for over two centuries. 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. 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. We will be hosting an Amplify Austin Playhouse watch party for the special 7:30 p.m. performance of She Stoops to Conquer on March 5th. The party kicks off at 6:30pm with complimentary food, drink, and fun as we root for the home team. Tablets and laptops will be available where attendees can make an Amplify donation and watch our ascent on those addictive leaderboards! The food, drinks and fundraising fun will continue for two hours following the performance. WHEN: February 13th - March 8, 2015 Thursday–Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. with a special 7:30 p.m. performance on Thursday, March 5 to celebrate Amplify Austin WHERE: Austin Playhouse at Highland Mall 6001 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78752 WEB: www.austinplayhouse.com 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.
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