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Sun, Jun 04


Agecroft Hall & Gardens

RSF: The School For Lies

A blissfully entertaining romp

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RSF: The School For Lies
RSF: The School For Lies

Time & Location

Jun 04, 2023, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

Agecroft Hall & Gardens, 4305 Sulgrave Rd, Richmond, VA 23221, USA

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Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us on Agecroft Hall's magnificent back lawn to see Richmond Shakespeare's exciting performance! You'll have a great view of the James River, the summer sky, and the stage. Gates open at 6pm for picnicking.

The School for Lies

A blissfully entertaining romp

It’s  1666 and the brightest, wittiest salon is that of Celimene, a beautiful  young widow so known for her satiric tongue, she’s being sued for it.  Surrounded by shallow suitors, whom she lives off of without  surrendering to, Celimene has managed to evade love since her beloved  husband died—until today, when Frank appears. A traveler from England  known for his own coruscating wit and acidic misanthropy, Frank turns  Celimene’s world upside-down, taking on her suitors, matching her barb  for barb, and teaching her how to live again. (Never mind that their  love affair has been engineered by a couple of well-placed lies.) This  wild farce of furious tempo and stunning verbal display, all in very  contemporary couplets, runs variations on Molière’s The Misanthrope,  which inspired it.

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