Simon Goodwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar’s wild comedy of love and cash with Jamie Beamish (The Borgias, Anna Karenina) and Pippa Bennett-Warner (Doctor Who, The Royals).
The “Beaus”: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Litchfield. The “Strategem”: 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.
Satellite broadcast from London’s National Theatre, screening in room M-137 on the Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale. Purchase tickets on the YCPAC website or by calling 877-928-4253, up to four hours prior to the event. On the day-of-show, patrons can purchase tickets in person at M-137, beginning one hour before curtain time.
Tickets cost $9-$15. Series ticket receives a 10% discount, and tickets purchased in groups of ten or more receive a 10% discount.
Charges will be listed as Yavapai College Foundation on your credit card statement.