The School for Wives
Translated by Maya Slater
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
November 9 - December 9, 2007
Arnolphe, an aging bachelor, has a brilliant plan. Determined to avoid an unfaithful wife, he'll marry a girl too innocent, and too ignorant, to fool him. But in his house of bumbling servants, awakening passions, and open windows for determined suitors, Arnolphe's plan is bound to backfire. Incomparable Molière, the great master of French farce, crafts the swift unraveling of a pompous man's plan to mold the perfect wife.
"The entire cast is superb! Reminds us of the theatrical pleasures of the great French master!" –The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Smart holiday fun!" –Philadelphia Weekly
"A master class in farcical perfection!" –Stage Magazine Online
Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
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