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She Stoops to Conquer (TACT)

From 79 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Great acting

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (79)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Great acting

15
Dated, Excruciating, Boring, Amateur-level acting, Poor direction

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.

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27
Disappointing, Dated

See it if If you want to sit the front row and have John Rothman spit all over you. He is a grown ass man, can't some in the cast tell him to stop?

Don't see it if They should have a rule that when a play turns 100 years old it gets buried and no one is allowed to do it anymore.


October 16th, 2016
"The jokes and one-liners in Goldsmith's 'She Stoops to Conquer,' a flagrantly silly comedy about love and mistaken identity, still hit the mark...Though it slouches for a few scenes in the beginning, the Actors Company Theatre production rights itself in the end and delivers some good old-fashio...
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October 22nd, 2016
"An evening that ought to be uproarious is little more than mildly amusing. The problem, I think, is that Scott Alan Evans has pressed his cast to maintain such a cheerful, friendly tone that the play's wellsprings of laughter are severely discounted. These nice people don't really mean it, do th...
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October 17th, 2016
"Lacking polish and with intrusive direction, this revival of Goldsmith’s classic 18th-century comedy of manners is an amiable but dull affair. The recorded snippets of harpsichord music periodically played are about the only energizing element of this dutiful production...Most crucially, it’s no...
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October 17th, 2016
"The cast and crew have managed to execute a purely delightful production at a time when the theater is too often used as a soapbox...The cast knows exactly what they’re doing, and the chemistry between one another allows the story to flow freely...For a show that premiered in 1773, it holds up r...
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