"The Beaux' Stratagem," a romantic comedy, tells the story of two friends and Londoners, Jack Archer and Tom Aimwell, who flee the city to seek rich brides and a chance to prolong their youth. All under false identities, they must try to win their true loves and protect them from the dangers of the time period. This comedy of manners was first produced in 1707 by George Farquhar, but was redrafted for a 21st century audience.
This presentation kicks off the Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department's production season. The role of Jack Archer is performed by Matt Combs who most recently appeared at the JCC Centerstage in "American Idiot." Tom Aimwell will be portrayed by Josh Feldman, who recently appeared in "The Secret Garden" at Nazareth College.
The show will run Friday, October 16, through Sunday, October 18, and again October 23 through October 25, in the Callahan Theatre. All shows begin at 8 p.m., except for Sunday shows, which begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14-$15 and can be ordered at the Box Office online at artscenter.naz.edu, or by calling 389-2170. The Box Office is located on campus in the Arts Center, 4245 East Avenue.