New York | 2h 20m | Already closed

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.



70
During previews
Clever, Great writing, Well acted, Funny, Modest production values

See it if for the old-fashioned, well-constructed, well-trimmed script. Goldsmith was a genius. The acting is strong, especially the young couples.

Don't see it if you need high production values. The barebones set works, the women's costumes disappoint. Lumpkin's song should be cut. All Caucasian cast.

Also The staging is good, but not as inventive as the Bedlam's or Fiasco's ... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Dated, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched, Great writing

See it if you want to see a classic performed and don't mind the inconsistencies of the actors and staging.

Don't see it if you want a faithful and well acted production of a classic.

27
During previews
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.

75
During previews
Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy smart, challenging theater, or are curious about historical comedies.

Don't see it if You don't like thinking, or you're not good at understanding big words or thick accents.


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