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The Way of the World
March 5 2015 at 8:00 PM
Hilberry Theatre
The Hilberry Theatre Company is pleased to present the Restoration comedy, The Way of the World, by William Congreve, for the first time in the company’s 52 years of presenting classics to Detroit audiences. This comedy of manners is focused on social behavior, manipulation, and life in high society London households. The story skewers the stratified world of serving and aristocratic classes at the turn of the 18th century. Such stories remain fascinating to our more democratic accessibilities, most notably witnessed in popular captivation with series including Downton Abbey.   This production is directed by Lavinia Hart, Associate Professor of Theatre and Head of the MFA Acting Program at Wayne State University. Hart returns to directing on the Hilberry stage following her critically–acclaimed acting appearance in last season’s August: Osage County. Her other Hilberry directing credits include The Servant of Two Masters, Detroit, The Kentucky Cycle and The Cripple of Inishmaan. Describing the production, Hart says, “we see the finest wits of the era in this play and also the funniest false wits…the audience is charged with the delightful task of receiving all the contrasting characters and…the enjoyment of language.”   The Way of the World will play at the Hilberry in rotating repertory this winter, with opening night on Friday, January 16, and performances continuing through March 7. The production promises a delightful visual and literary feast, with period specific costuming and scenic design creating English homes and associated locations.
The Way of the World
March 6 2015 at 8:00 PM
Hilberry Theatre
The Hilberry Theatre Company is pleased to present the Restoration comedy, The Way of the World, by William Congreve, for the first time in the company’s 52 years of presenting classics to Detroit audiences. This comedy of manners is focused on social behavior, manipulation, and life in high society London households. The story skewers the stratified world of serving and aristocratic classes at the turn of the 18th century. Such stories remain fascinating to our more democratic accessibilities, most notably witnessed in popular captivation with series including Downton Abbey.   This production is directed by Lavinia Hart, Associate Professor of Theatre and Head of the MFA Acting Program at Wayne State University. Hart returns to directing on the Hilberry stage following her critically–acclaimed acting appearance in last season’s August: Osage County. Her other Hilberry directing credits include The Servant of Two Masters, Detroit, The Kentucky Cycle and The Cripple of Inishmaan. Describing the production, Hart says, “we see the finest wits of the era in this play and also the funniest false wits…the audience is charged with the delightful task of receiving all the contrasting characters and…the enjoyment of language.”   The Way of the World will play at the Hilberry in rotating repertory this winter, with opening night on Friday, January 16, and performances continuing through March 7. The production promises a delightful visual and literary feast, with period specific costuming and scenic design creating English homes and associated locations.
The Way of the World
March 7 2015 at 2:00 PM
Hilberry Theatre
The Hilberry Theatre Company is pleased to present the Restoration comedy, The Way of the World, by William Congreve, for the first time in the company’s 52 years of presenting classics to Detroit audiences. This comedy of manners is focused on social behavior, manipulation, and life in high society London households. The story skewers the stratified world of serving and aristocratic classes at the turn of the 18th century. Such stories remain fascinating to our more democratic accessibilities, most notably witnessed in popular captivation with series including Downton Abbey.   This production is directed by Lavinia Hart, Associate Professor of Theatre and Head of the MFA Acting Program at Wayne State University. Hart returns to directing on the Hilberry stage following her critically–acclaimed acting appearance in last season’s August: Osage County. Her other Hilberry directing credits include The Servant of Two Masters, Detroit, The Kentucky Cycle and The Cripple of Inishmaan. Describing the production, Hart says, “we see the finest wits of the era in this play and also the funniest false wits…the audience is charged with the delightful task of receiving all the contrasting characters and…the enjoyment of language.”   The Way of the World will play at the Hilberry in rotating repertory this winter, with opening night on Friday, January 16, and performances continuing through March 7. The production promises a delightful visual and literary feast, with period specific costuming and scenic design creating English homes and associated locations.
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