March 1 - April 6
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Brimming with sharp and elegant wit, The Way of the World, which critics largely consider the greatest of the Restoration comedies, pits a pair of lovers against a host of manipulative characters, including the underhanded (and unhappily-aging) Lady Wishfort, and the villainous Fainall. It takes a healthy dose of scheming and blackmail to give Mirabell and Millafort a happy ending – or at least the ending they desire. Rife with satire, this scathing comedy uncovers the over-the-top, and inner-workings of the idle upper-class.