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Piedmont theater present ‘She Stoops to Conquer’

POSTED: February 6, 2013 9:12 p.m.

Audiences will get a taste of the 18th century when the Piedmont College Department of Theatre presents “She Stoops to Conquer.”

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Swanson Center in Demorest.

Originally titled “Mistakes of a Night,” the play takes place over the course of one frantic evening. Following the tales of four lovers, the play offers a celebration of chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family as misdemeanors multiply, love blossoms and mayhem ensues. Assistant professor of theater John Spiegel is the director.

Written in 1773 by Irish playwright Oliver Goldsmith, “She Stoops to Conquer” is a masterpiece of Restoration Period drama and performed often in educational and professional theaters.

The Piedmont production strives to create an authentic 18th Century theatrical experience. Audiences will enter into the Swanson lobby decorated to replicate an 18th Century English marketplace. The play will take place under chandelier lighting with some audience members seated onstage with the actors.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, free to Piedmont College faculty, staff, and students. For reservations or more information, contact 706-778-8500, ext. 1355.


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