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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.



82
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Romantic, Refreshing

See it if You want to laugh. You don't analyze everything and can sit back and enjoy the show. You can enjoy simple staging. You like a little romance

Don't see it if You are too serious. You analyze things too much. You need fancy staging. You don't want to laugh.

81
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you enjoy vintage theater performed in a quirky way.

Don't see it if you like new wave musical comedy; you have no patience with old style plays.

81
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Lively

See it if if you like 18th century British comedies/farces, some (not all) great comic acting & an evening of laughter

Don't see it if you don't want dated English language or a set where the staging is unusual (like Bedlam's but not as efficient), costumes of mixed periods

80
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if Charming, funny, well directed, and fine performances by 'Darlow,Beck , Prendergast,and the actors playing:Lumpkin and the two young women.

Don't see it if You are not interested in charming classics.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Romantic, Delightful

See it if You like well acted British comedies with lots of silly scenes, performed by an enthusiastic cast that includes John Rothman&Cynthia Darlow

Don't see it if You expect elaborate scenery Perfect British accents Fantastic costumes Hate talk about society's class differences

Also This play is great fun! Richard Thieriot, as the errant son, is a stan... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if a light hearted comedy with an 18th century script tickles your funny bone. Witty & fun- the play is a perfect fix to weekday stress! Bravo!

Don't see it if you need bells and whistles in the production, and contemporary dialogue to make you applaud.

79
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Refreshing, Spirited

See it if you like a production that finds a way to combine contemporary acting styles with a classic play.

Don't see it if you have no interest in comedy of manners.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if Want a good laugh.

Don't see it if If you don't like stick humor.

79
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you like stylize comedy's from the 1700's. Its very British and has the royal humor. Nicely staged and acted.

Don't see it if Old Shakespearean type humor is not what you like. Simple set with all actors on stage during the entire show.

79
During previews
Delightful, Confusing, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you want to see a fantastic ensemble piece. Really buoyant energy from all the actors.

Don't see it if you want to see wit at it's height. Some of the jokes didn't land original and some of the conceit needed clarifying for the farce to play.

79
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Entertaining comedy of morals that is delivered with zest by a talented ensemble.

Don't see it if you do not like classical theatre.

78
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy stories set in the 18th century England (including language & music) and romantic comedies.

Don't see it if you dislike awkwardness, 18th century language, or plays where the characters talk to the audience.

Also The cast looked like they were having a great time and it came through... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Silly, Disappointing, Dated, Uneven, Entertaining

See it if you're looking for a light evening. There are a few laughs here.

Don't see it if you want a polished production. Everyone's accent was different. The old style language was hard to understand at times. Yet it's still fun.

77
During previews
Good, but more silver than goldsmith

See it if I was spoiled by Red Bull's recent School for Scandal. This is low-budget 18th century comedy. Well-acted, well-intentioned direction

Don't see it if Nice touch to have the actors sit on the sides of the stage. Use of the aisles was kinda fun, but the music was spotty. Diction was good

76
During previews
Funny, Well acted, Well staged, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like classical comedies easy to follow and enjoy.

Don't see it if you expect all theatre to be relevant or deep.

75
During previews
Entertaining

See it if you like English period pieces. A fine cast brings the 1773 play alive. A long play goes by quickly.

Don't see it if you don't like English accents and Old English references. You may miss things.

75
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Charming

See it if You enjoy clever and well done reworking of old classics.

Don't see it if You find 18th century comedy of manners plays boring and irrelevant.

75
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Dated

See it if you like British comedies about overcoming obstacles for love. A talented cast, easy to follow and entertaining

Don't see it if you don't like British comedies.

74
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Classic

See it if You enjoy classic shows with a twist, british comedy and heightened language. It's a delightful production with a great cast.

Don't see it if You have difficulty or don't have the patience to listen intently to 18th Century English or dislike classic literature/old fashioned plays

74
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate a well acted comedy based on confusion and antics. Some really funny moments. Bright cast delivers the fun.

Don't see it if You want a larger scale production or if you don't want to listen a little more closely to follow the old fashioned language/phraseology

73
During previews
Funny, Great writing

See it if You enjoy farces with actors comfortable with heightened text.

Don't see it if You want something polished with solid performances across the board.

72
During previews
Silly, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy classic English 18th century comedies about the British class system, mistaken circumstances and, how women rise to overcome all.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of 18th century British humor with laughable situations as the premise of the play.

72
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Dated, Good talent, clunky show

See it if You like good acting and classic plays brought to life.

Don't see it if You prefer contemporary plays that are not so dated.

71
During previews
Funny, Fluffy, Poor production values, Acting a mixed bag

See it if You love this lovable play and can forgive the bare bones set and unappealing costumes. Actors were of varying quality as well.

Don't see it if You don't like classic sentimental comedies/comedies of manners, or if poor production values are a total turn off. Only second preview...

70
During previews
Great writing, Funny, Over-broadly directed

See it if you want to see a classic 18th-century comedy that isn't often done in New York, in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if you would prefer to see a production that doesn't emphasize the farcical elements of the play, or you're bothered by inconsistent accents.


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