The GSB Players will grace the stage this November with a production of The Beaux' Stratagem. The show, directed and costumed by Performing Arts Chair Paul Canada, and produced by Todd Ross '94, brings together a cast of veteran players and talented newcomers. Tickets are on sale now.
The play, set in mid-18th century England, tells the story of two young men in search of love and fortune. Hoping to find a wealthy heiress, the two pose as master and servant, exchanging roles as they move from one town to the next. In Lichfield, they set their sights on the wealthy Dorinda and her charming sister-in-law, but unforeseen problems, mistaken identities, and a band of robbers threaten to derail their plans.
The play has a curious history. In 1707, British playwright George Farquhar penned The Beaux' Stratagem. In 1939, Thornton Wilder began adapting the story, but left it unfinished. Decades later, at the request of the Wilder Estate, American playwright Ken Ludwig completed the play in 2004. That play debuted in 2006 at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, DC.
Tickets for the GSB Players production of THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM are on sale now. Performances are Thursday, November 2; Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain. Purchase up to six tickets at a time through our online ticketing site
. Please note, the performace will be held at the Purnell School.
THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Cast List: Jessica Abowitz '18, Jack Herrlin '18, Lynnsey Kwaak '18, Jonathan Moore '18, Casey Rojek '18, Brooke Stephenson '18, Sarah Crystal '19, Alyssa Jurewicz '19, Joe Tedrick '19, Emily Walker '19, AJ Witte '19, Caity Hepplewhite '20, Joe de Grandpre '20, Emma Lipkin '20, Andrew Lutz '20 and Ryan Shin '21.
Chair of the performing arts department, Paul H. Canada has been teaching theater and staging award-winning Upper School productions for more than 25 years. He holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in costume and set design from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, as well as a Bachelor’s of Music Education in vocal music from Mississippi College. He has worked extensively, as a director and designer, in educational and community theatre and as a designer in professional theater