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Ridgefield Presents National Theatre of London’s 'The Beaux Strategem'

National Theater of London's "The Beaux' Stratagem" will be shown in HD Oct. 28 at the Ridgefield Playhouse.
National Theater of London's "The Beaux' Stratagem" will be shown in HD Oct. 28 at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – The Ridgefield Playhouse and AAA Northeast Live in HD Series brings National Theatre of London’s “The Beaux’ Stratagem” to the screen Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Simon Godwin (“Man and Superman”) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

“The Beaux’ Stratagem” tells the story of Mr. Aimwell and Mr. Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘stratagem’ – to marry for money.

What starts as a cynical seduction campaign by two fortune hunters turns into a celebration of the joy of marriage and the liberation of divorce. Posing as master and servant at the local inn, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest. But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs. Sullen, they are most at risk, for love they might have truly discovered.

Tickets are $25 for members and $20 for seniors. To purchase tickets, visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, call (203) 438-5795 or click here . Free tickets are offered to students 18 and younger when ID is presented at the box office.

The Ridgefield Playhouse is at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street.

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