Thursday, March 10, 2011

Upcoming: The Country Wife by William Wycherley, Foot in the Door Players, UT, March 31 - April 9

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Not enough sex in your life?
Bored of shows that aren't teeming with innuendo?
Miss NOT being propositioned for sex after a show?A Country Wife Foot In The Door Players UT
Well look no further!

William Wycherley's
The Country-Wife

March 31, April 1- 2, 7- 9
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees on Saturdays (April 2nd and 9th) at 2:30 p.m.
FAC - 21, Flawn Academic Center - UT Austin (click for map)
General Admission - $5 – Tickets purchased at the door.
*Faculty will be granted free admission on March 31st with identification.

The Liberal Arts Honors Theatre program Foot in the Door is proud to present one of the most controversial plays of the Restoration. A product of the tolerant early Restoration period, The Country-Wife reflects an aristocratic and anti-Puritan ideology and was criticized for its sexual explicitness even in its own time. The scandalous trick and the frank language have, for much of the play's history, kept it off the stage and out of print. The original play is again a stage favorite today, and is also acclaimed by academic critics, who praise its linguistic energy, sharp social satire, and openness to different interpretations. Wycherley’s bawdy play is sure to raise laughs and eyebrows even 300 years after its first performance.

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