"The Beaux Strategem" delights dress rehearsal audience
On July 26, the Grand Marais Playhouse will open The Beaux Stratagem by George Farquhar, adapted by Thorton Wilder and Ken Ludwig. If the laughter of the cast during rehearsals and the preview audience at dress rehearsals is any indication, this show is going to be phenomenal!
The play takes place in 1707 with fantastic costumes orchestrated by Sharon Eliasen and Emma Bradley. Help is still needed completing and fitting some of the costumes so if you are interested in helping sew, please call the Playhouse office at (218)387-1284 ext. 2. We could really use your help.
The story is about two young men who go gallivanting around the countryside, one playing the master, the other the servant, then switching roles in the next town, all in hopes of meeting women and using their money to continue their escapades. But the plan doesn’t quite work out when they both fall in love. Of course, there are obstacles to overcome to be together with their loves and the audience will laugh until they cry watching the antics of the young men and women and the oddball characters that surround them.
The cast includes Jackson Nickolay and David Warren as the two gentlemen; Sarah Warren and Sarah O’Phelan as the young women. The other players are Will Brandenburg, Kim Carlsted-Gillis, Jeff Fenwick, Katrina Axtell, Jordyn Kirk, Mike DeBevec, Maria Nickolay, Aaron Carlson, Tina Krauz, and Yvonne Block.
The show runs July 26 - 29 and Aug. 5 – 8, Thursday - Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sunday July 29 at 2 p.m. and Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $17 adults and $7 students.
For information about the Grand Marais Playhouse, visit www.grandmaraisplayhouse.com.