New Hampshire Theatre Project presents
The School for Wives by Molière
November 14 – 30, 2014
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 pm, Sundays @ 2 pm
General Admission – $26 online/credit card, $24 cash/check
Students & Seniors – $22 online/credit card, $20 cash/check
Call 603-431-6644 ext. 5 or email: email@example.com
350 years later Molière’s “school” is still in session!
New Hampshire Theatre Project’s 26th season opens with The School for Wives, written by Molière and translated by Richard Wilbur. Considered to be one of the finest examples of Molière’s comic writing and a classic example of farce, The School for Wives created quite a scandal when it was first performed in 1660. Thematically provocative for its time, the play pokes fun at the male dominance and hierarchy of the French renaissance period. Though the male tries to create the perfect ignorant wife, his fate is that he shall never have her and she outsmarts him at every turn. He is the bumbling fool, and she gets her true love. For fans of classic dramatic literature, this production promises a delightful combination of hilarious comedy, heightened style, and a provocative look at society’s gender mores.
The School for Wives is directed by NHTP resident artist Blair Hundertmark, recently returned from another summer season at the Barnstormers Theatre (America’s Oldest Professional Summer Stock Theater) where he directed the hilarious farce One Man, Two Guvnors and Ken Ludwig’s popular romantic comedy Be My Baby. The School cast includes local favorites Gabrielle Archambault, Jamie Bradley, Becky Rudolf, Robin Fowler, Todd Hunter and Paul Strand, along with newcomer Josh Paradis. Also new to NHTP, lighting and set will be designed by Wallace Pineault of Manchester and New England College. Actor Gabrielle Archambault will double as costume designer, while Robin Fowler and Rachel Vilandre will stage manage.