National Theater Live: The Beaux Stratagem
Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs Farquahar's wild comedy of love and cash. The "Beaux": Mr. Aimwell and Mr. Archer, two dissolute men who've blown their fortunes in London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to Lichfield. Their 'Stratagem': to marry for money.
Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest. But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs. Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.
- Release Date:
- Wednesday, January 7, 2015
- Running Time:
- 3 hr 0 min
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