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She Stoops to Conquer (TACT)

From 17 critic and 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.



74
Great writing, Fun, Entertaining, Fun staging, Good old-fashioned

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.

70
Cliched, Dated, Slow, Entertaining, Unique interaction

See it if you like period pieces, enjoy ruses, interesting sets.

Don't see it if have difficulty with English accents, don't like period pieces.

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.

Also Acting is all over the map. There is no consistent style. Costumes are... Read more Read less

95
Enchanting, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Great writing

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...

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Refreshing, Clever

See it if you like a fresh look at a classic of world literature and revel in great acting.

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor.

82
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Talent

See it if you want to see a classic comedy.

Don't see it if you are looking for a brand new show.

100
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting

See it if I thought it was delightful!! We laughed and enjoyed ourselves immensely

Don't see it if you are a sourpuss

95
Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if You love the dynamic, comedic staging of a very funny Oliver Goldsmith play.

Don't see it if You are looking for a depressing drama

95
Clever, Entertaining, Must see, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if Farce, well directed plays, revivals, charming actors

Don't see it if You are silly

98
During previews
Intelligent, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Must see

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

Also This is by far one of the best productions of this classic we're likel... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Great direction, Thoroughly entertaining

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.

Also I was not familiar with this play, and I'm glad, for it I had been, I ... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You like funny and well done comedy of errors. Very good comedic acting!

Don't see it if You are looking for high production values or deep theater.

90
During previews
Delightful, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting

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.

89
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Enchanting

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.

89
During previews
Charming, Fun staging, Fine actiing, Entertaining

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

88
During previews
Enchanting, Dizzying, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting

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.

88
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing

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

87
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

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

Also Medieval minstrelly additions a little weirdly out of place. And the b... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Classic

See it if you appreciate British literature and farce.

Don't see it if don't like British humor.

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like to laugh and enjoy good acting.

Don't see it if you like dramas or musicals.

85
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Romantic, Hilarious

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.

84
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

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.

84
During previews
Entertaining, Charming, Delightful, Terrific ensemble acting

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

83
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

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

83
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent

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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