OFF BROADWAY PRODUCTION
THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Directed by Marc Vietor
CLOSED MAY 8, 2016
Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street
What’s wrong with a vicious little rumor?
Absolutely nothing—as long as it’s not about you.
This comic masterpiece mercilessly dissects a social network of grotesques, gossips, lustful hypocrites and anonymous assassins of reputation who inhabit a world without privacy, morality or taste.
After sixteen years abroad Oliver Surface returns home incognito to test the characters of his nephews, Charles (a prodigal, apparently), and Joseph (a paragon, supposedly). He discovers his old friend Peter Teazle has wed a young country wife and is in marital purgatory, being victimized by a hilarious, hateful team of imbeciles and rumor-mongers.
The School for Scandal offers lessons in humiliation, innuendo and spite that are still being learned today.
Frances BarberLady Sneerwell
Helen CespedesLady Teazle
Christian ConnJoseph Surface
Christian DeMaraisCharles Surface
Ramsey FaragallahMaster Ranji
Ryan GarbayoBackbite & Careless
Bradley GibsonSir Toby Bumper
Dana IveyMrs. Candour
Mark Linn-BakerSir Peter
Ben MehlTrip & Others
Derek SmithCrabtree & Midas
Henry StramSir Oliver
DIRECTION Marc Vietor
SET DESIGN Anna Louizos
COSTUME DESIGN Andrea Lauer
LIGHTING DESIGN Russell H. Champa
ORIGINAL MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN Greg Pliska
ORIGINAL SONG Gideon & Hubcap
WIG & HAIR DESIGN Charles G. LaPointe
CHOREOGRAPHY & ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Paul McGill
VOICE & DIALECT Deborah Hecht
CASTING Stuart Howard
PRESS David Gersten
This production is made possible by the generous support of Amy Falls and Hartley Rogers, and The Howard and Marcia Owens Charitable Trust.
This production is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional major funding has been generously provided by the American Theatre Wing, Frances Bowes, Gordon and Ann Getty, Sarah Hancock, the Ford Foundation, the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation, Noah Millman and Carolyn Schiff, the Oppenheim Family, Richenthal Foundation, Mathew Rubin, the San Francisco Foundation, and the Tony Randall Theatrical Fund.