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THE STRATAGEM PROJECT, Part I: The Beaux’ Stratagem | Zoom & Podcast | George Farquhar

THE STRATAGEM PROJECT, Part I: The Beaux’ Stratagem

by George Farquhar

Chaos abounds and hilarity ensues when two down-on-their-luck Englishmen decide to pass themselves off as a rich lord and his servant in order to snag wealthy wives. It doesn’t take long before the fake aristocrat, Aimwell, finds himself caught in a battle of wits with an heiress and her mother. Meanwhile, his fake valet, Archer, gets in over his head when he falls for a married woman whose husband just happens to be the target of a heist. This rollicking adaptation of George Farquhar’s late Restoration comedy features actors from across North America.

Content warning: Sexual language & innuendo, threat of sexual assault

*This project makes up half of THE STRATAGEM PROJECT, a repertory audio production of George Farquhar’s Restoration comedy, The Beaux’ Stratagem, and Hannah Cowley’s feminist response, The Belle’s Stratagem.

Release Platform: Zoom Production &The Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours (podcast)

Venue: Zoom show on Saturday, February 6th (7:30pm). Stir up tickets here. Pay what you will, starting at $10.

*Become a Monthly Sustainer for exclusive video footage and behind-the-scenes bonus material: patreon.com/sweetteashakes.

Director: Claire F. Martin

Claire F. Martin is the Assistant Artistic Director of Sweet Tea Shakespeare. She is a professional theater artist, specializing in Shakespeare, Restoration drama, and literary adaptation. The Beaux’ Stratagem marks the sixth in her eight-part series of all-digital collaborations between STS and the R/18 Collective. In addition to her work as a director, Claire is also a classically trained actor, playwright, and dramaturg. M.A. Theatre Directing, Royal Holloway. B.A. Theatre Arts & English (Honors), University of Puget Sound. SDC Associate Member, LMDA, SAA.

Editor: Wesley Johnson

The Man of Mode | Audio Drama | George Etherege

The Man of Mode

by George Etherege

Strapping English bachelor Dorimant has a problem. Three of them, in fact. His affair with a married woman is getting tedious, his seduction of her best friend is getting complicated—and worst of all—he seems to be falling in love with the only woman in London who can’t abide him. Toss in a snarky best friend, a few wily dames, a French dandy, and one mortifying love triangle, and it’s a recipe for chaos. George Etherege’s gleeful Restoration satire bursts to life in this audio drama adaptation, featuring actors from across North America.

Content warning: Sexual language & innuendo

 

Production Format: Audio drama

Release Date: January 15, 2021

Release Platform: The Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours (podcast)

*Become a Monthly Sustainer for exclusive video footage and behind-the-scenes bonus material: patreon.com/sweetteashakes

Director: Claire F. Martin

Claire F. Martin is the Assistant Artistic Director of Sweet Tea Shakespeare. She is a professional theater artist, specializing in Shakespeare, Restoration drama, and literary adaptation. The Man of Mode marks the fourth in her eight-part series of all-digital collaborations between STS and the R/18 Collective. In addition to her work as a director, Claire is also a classically trained actor, playwright, and dramaturg. M.A. Theatre Directing, Royal Holloway. B.A. Theatre Arts & English (Honors), University of Puget Sound. SDC Associate Member, LMDA, SAA.

Editor: Wesley Johnson