She Stoops to Conquer

October 15 – November 1, 2009

Written by Oliver Goldsmith

Directed by Allan S. Ross

One of the eighteenth-century’s most enduring comedies, She Stoops to Conquer takes a comedic, often farcical, look at the behavior and marital expectations of the upper classes in England at this time. The play centers around the desire of Hardcastle, a wealthy landowner in the country, for his daughter, Kate Hardcastle, to marry the well-educated Charles Marlow. Together with Marlow’s father, Sir Charles Marlow, they arrange for the younger Marlow to visit the Hardcastle’s house and court Kate. However Kate is less than impressed when she finds out that, despite his otherwise strong, respectable character, Charles is extremely shy and reserved around ladies, and vows not to marry him. A mischievous joker takes action to remedy the situation, and comedy ensues.

Press

"The performers are all excellent, too, so bear with me as I praise them. Brandon Paul Sasnett and Jimmy Moore, as Marlow and Hastings, respectively, have developed a charming dependency between their characters. During his first meeting with Kate, Sasnett seeks approving glances from Moore, who physically helps him clasp the hand of the woman whose case he cannot bear to meet. Courtney Coston as Miss Neville cutely deadpans her asides to the audience, sometimes at breakneck speed, and Chelsea Dyan Fry - Kate - oozes benevolence as other herself and her barmaid alter ego. The show is stolen, however, by Rick Sanchez as Tony, whose impish exuberance and elastic facial gestures are cause foe the play’s most cackle inducing moments."

- Ashley Lindstrom, San Antonio Current

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Cast

Courtney Coston

Chelsea Fry

Richard Lukens

Jimmy Moore

Cindy Rodriguez

Terri Peña Ross

Carl Rush

Rick Sanchez

Brandon Sasnett

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