Final performance today! Don’t miss She Stoops to Conquer!
Kate Hardcastle has a love problem: Her prospective fiancé is tongue-tied around women of high class but a charmer with the help. Silliness and satire follow when he mistakes Miss Hardcastle for a serving maid – and she decides to play along. Enjoy witty and warm comic feast of practical jokes and romantic mix-ups.
First performed in 1773, She Stoops to Conquer broke new ground, steering British comedy away from the sentimental or genteel, and giving the audience a “low” or “laughing comedy” that skewered society’s pretensions. A young lady of country upbringing is the heroine, outwitting city folk and her scheming elders. In that bygone era before a lady could get a background check of her suitor through Google, charming Miss Hardcastle goes undercover to learn more about Marlow, the man her dad hopes she’ll marry. A smash hit at its debut, She Stoops to Conquer still delivers the laughs.
“This is a comedy of its time, for all time,” says The New York Times.
Want to learn more?
- READ Five Fun Facts about She Stoops to Conquer.
- Show Glossary: Who Said it and What Does it Mean? Big Hair, Historical References, and Period Dialogue in She Stoops to Conquer
- Who’s Who: The Cast of She Stoops to Conquer
- Also, this past summer, the British Library published a fantastic introduction to the play, the politics and social mores it satirizes, and playwright Oliver Goldsmith’s life. READ MORE: An Introduction to She Stoops to Conquer, by Diane Maybank.
Group reservations: For discounted group sales (10 or more adults) contact Nina in the Box Office at 410-244-8570. School matinees are not scheduled, but educators may contact the Box Office to arrange for student groups to enjoy She Stoops to Conquer.
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Address: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater, 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202