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'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 love English language at its best and fantastic actors performing the script. An enchanting production in an intimate theater. Charming
Don't see it if You are not a fan of English period pieces. It is very funny, however, so you never know...
See it if You'd like a fresh & innovative take on this classic, both wry & modern delivered tongues firmly in cheeks by a wonderful & versatile cast.
Don't see it if You've no imagination, no ear for the music of language, no desire to see inventive, joyous actors sharing that joy or need period furniture
See it if You want to learn who Goldsmith was and why he's still being performed, and if you want to see a theatre group give it their all--great fun!
Don't see it if Comedies of manners are not your thing, or if older language does not appeal.
See it if You want to see Goldsmith's comedy performed by a fantastic cast, want to see a good show, or you want to laugh. Truly enjoyed it.
Don't see it if You don't like a show of comedy, are expecting an elaborate set, or don't like the cast moving around the theatre.
See it if You enjoy classic comedy in a creative, respectful yet modern sensibility, well-etched characters, finely paced with clever touched
Don't see it if You like stodgy productions of classics reproduced in the style of the period, you don't like it when actors sit at edge of set when not on.
See it if Yes, it's a classic, but so lovingly done with wit and brio and no snippy edge (that I disliked in Snese and Sensibility). Nicely done!
Don't see it if See it - you'll have affection for your sophomore year English teacher
See it if You enjoy lively, clever productions of period comedies, enhanced by terrific acting and fast-paced staging.
Don't see it if You prefer period pieces to be staged in a sedate, classical manner, with full period costumes and sets.
See it if you've never seen STOOPS, or if you have and want a great production. you like clever staging, great acting and intimate theatre
Don't see it if you've a short attention span, only like big sets and loud orchestras. you have trouble with period language and sophisticated comedy
See it if U need some laughs.U know what you're getting with this kind of farce.This is an amazingly well written one. Good to excellent performances
Don't see it if U don't want to keep on your toes w/ the dialogue the whole time.Lots of great witticisms can get easily missed. Still plenty of easy laughs
See it if You are interested in a fun evening. This is an 18th century farce with some modern touches; steady humor with moments of hilarity.
Don't see it if You don't like farces. You only like serious dramas.
Also There are a few upbeat musical numbers that add to the enjoyment.
See it if You like good acting, good writing, British comedies (old). Lots of fun.
Don't see it if You don't like old British comedies. Costume comedies, minimal sets.
See it if you'd enjoy a centuries old comedy, performed with intelligence, wit, by an excellent ensemble; entertaining, funny & still has a message.
Don't see it if you're bored by dated mores and only enjoy contemporary language & humor; can't see modern relevance in old works
See it if You enjoy the art of the English language used perfectly and performed exquisitely with beautiful direction and staging
Don't see it if Classical humor bores you
See it if You like classic British comedy with great characters conquering obstacles for the sake of love.
Don't see it if You don't like old English love stories or if you've never heard of Oliver Goldsmith.
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