Sat, Jun 10|
Agecroft Hall & Gardens
RSF: The School For Lies and the Kismet Market
A blissfully entertaining romp with a private shopping experience before the show!
Time & Location
Jun 10, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Agecroft Hall & Gardens, 4305 Sulgrave Rd, Richmond, VA 23221, USA
About The Event
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 and to enjoy the Kismet Market. Ticket holders will be able to enjoy food, local goods, and handmade items from Richmond-area vendors prior to the show!
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.