Marriage by the Masters is a delightful evening of one-act plays on the complex subject of love and marriage by the inimitable playwrights Shaw, Chekhov, and Moliere.
How He Lied to Her Husband,* George Bernard Shaw
He writes to her love poems, She enjoys them immensely. And then . . . Her Husband finds out. This drawing-room comedy, devised and sculpted by G.B. Shaw, is based on one of his true life experiences.
A Marriage Proposal, Anton Chekov
Lomov, a lifelong neighbor, comes to ask for Natalia’s hand in marriage, and she hasn’t a clue. The comical miscues reach a farcical climax that only Chekhov could craft.
The Forced Marriage,* Molière (translated by Albert Bermel)
Sganarelle, a “middle-aged” bachelor, has designs for marrying an alluring mademoiselle who happens to have a stratagem of her own.
*These plays are presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
*Members of Actors’ Equity Association
Sunday • July 30 • 3:00 p.m.
Brenda Lynn Bynum & James Jenner
Artistic Director & Managing Director
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