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.

Lady Sneerwell
Lady Teazle
Joseph Surface
Charles Surface
Snake
Master Ranji
Backbite & Careless
Sir Toby Bumper
Mrs. Candour
Sir Peter
Maria
Trip & Others
Crabtree & Midas
Sir Oliver
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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.

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