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Restoration Comedy

December 3, 2005 - January 7, 2006

Bagley Wright Theater

Amanda is believed to be a young widow. In fact, her husband Loveless is a very-alive inveterate philanderer, and he has been on a ten year binge of dissolute behavior. Their friend Worthy conspires to reunite the pair using the disguise and pretense that permeates their society. At the same time, young Fashion, the impoverished younger brother of Lord Foppington, attempts to make his fortune (and outwit his brother) through his own game of love. Who will win? In late-17th-century London, plays emphasized wit and sexual intrigue. Playwright Amy Freed (The Beard of Avon) mines the themes and style of that period to create Restoration Comedy, inspired by John Vanbrugh’s The Relapse and Colley Cibber’s Love’s Last Shift.

Cast and Production

Cast

Mr. Loveless

Stephen Caffrey

Mr. Worthy

Neil Maffin

Snap , Young Fashion

Matthew Schneck

Sir Novelty Fashion, later Lord Foppington

Jonathan Freeman

Lory, Tailor

Gabriel Baron

Sly, Old Coupler Manlove, Sir Tunbelly Clumsey, Parson Bull

Laurence Ballard

Amanda

Caralyn Kozlowski

Hillaria, Nurse

Laura Kenny

Narcissa, Fistula, Hoyden

Bhama Roget

Berinthia

Suzanne Bouchard

Ensemble

Gabriel Baron

Ensemble

Melissa D. Brown

Ensemble

Rebecca Olson

Ensemble

Garlyn Punao

Production

Scenic Designer

Hugh Landwehr

Costume Designer

Anna R. Oliver

Lighting Designer

Peter Maradudin

Music and Sound Designer

Stephen LeGrand

Music and Sound Designer

Eric Drew Feldman

Period Movement Coach

Art Manke

Dialect Coach

Louis Colaianni

Stage Manager

Bret Torbeck

Assistant Stage Manager

Suzie Haufle