TACT presents a revival of Oliver Goldsmith’s 1773 comedy of manners, which combines heightened language with great heart and timeless humor. More…
This celebrated romantic comedy pits country manners against city snobbery, and features mistaken identities, rustic rubes, and a barmaid who isn’t what she appears to be. Directed and adapted by TACT's Artistic Executive Director, Scott Alan Evans, this production takes a fresh, streamlined look at this classic and includes some audience participation.
See it if Fun old-fashioned but freshly done comedy of manners. Fun characters & staging. Well acted. Smart strong women.
Don't see it if This is not a lavish or polished production. It is fun nonetheless. The language is old, but not overly so.
See it if you'd like to see an able, talented cast have a good time with this classic comedy of manners; you seek an enjoyable theatrical diversion.
Don't see it if you can't (for some reason) abide 18th Century British comedies; you're a linguist/study dialects. [The accents vary widely in authenticity]
See it if Charming revival of Goldsmith's seldom seen Restoration comedy. Impeccable acting from TACT ensemble
Don't see it if Farcical situations & broad comedy don't entertain you; trouble with multiple plot lines
See it if you've never seen a version of this play, and don't want to wait around for the next one. Be forewarned: This production is terrible.
Don't see it if you know there is a better version elsewhere.
See it if you like period pieces, costumes, mix ups, convoluted plots. Funny. Excellent acting. TACT always had good productions. Goldsmith important
Don't see it if you have a hard time with English cadence of the 1600's. Kinda like Shakespeare (but not). Not for everyone although well done.
See it if Great acting from a winning cast very well staged.
Don't see it if Want more meat to your shows - then again, it's the script not the production.
See it if if you'd enjoy a modern adaption of a classic play from 1773; enjoy good ensemble acting; want to support a good resident theatre company.
Don't see it if you don't like revivals, prefer your drama modern and edgy.
See it if You like classic (1700s) farce/comedy. You can follow non-modern language.
Don't see it if You need full sets to enjoy a show. You want modern language. You can't set aside modern ideas about dating and women.
See it if you like to laugh, enjoy excellent acting and want to see a groundbreaking comedy from the 18th century
Don't see it if you don't like a goofy type comedy from th 1700s; you don't like period type plays; you want a contemporary play
See it if You want to see Goldsmith's comedy performed by a fantastic cast, and like to laugh
Don't see it if dont want to see an old play that is in a great space.
See it if You enjoy revivals, watching competent actors have a thoroughly good time on stage and silly & fun comedy of manners
Don't see it if You are interested in high budget productions, fancy sets, and prefer serious drama or more realistic, contemporary plots
See it if you like 18th century romantic comedy. This clever play has lasted thru the ages. This production is bare bones but offers a lot of fun.
Don't see it if you have difficulty with English accents, fast-paced dialogue and light subject matter.
See it if You like historical comedy, can deal with classical language and a variety of British accents, but aren't a purist about production values.
Don't see it if Classical language and period theater isn't your thing. You can't appreciate a modern take on the classics, and don't like small, innovative
See it if You appreciate theater in an intimate setting with clever staging and a talented cast.
Don't see it if you are looking for slick broadway staging.
See it if I get to see about 2 broadway shows a month with a critic friend (lucky me!), and I really enjoyed this production. Great acting & songs.
Don't see it if can't think of anything!
See it if you're interested in so-called classic theatre, very inventive direction, good acting, the company is a delight, a fun evening
Don't see it if you are only familiar with contemporary theatre and you are hesitant to expand your theatre experience.
See it if If you're interested in classic comedy and origin stories for the great comic characters in theater
Don't see it if Have no patience for mistake identity stories
See it if you enjoy comedic period pieces. Quite funny with a great cast that delivers the fun. Nice touch with the cast sitting on the sidelines....
Don't see it if you're looking for razzle and dazzle over the top productions or if 'older style language' doesn't appeal.
See it if You like Restoration Comedy with its very complex literate language.
Don't see it if Don't want to listen carefully to the old fashioned language and rather silly plot.
See it if ...enjoy classic British stage comedies, or their modern counterparts.
Don't see it if you have little patience for language that isn't dumbed down, contemporary speech or prefer toilet humor.