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Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of

The Beaux’  Stratagem

By George Farquhar

Directed by Emily Henderson



Memorial Day Weekend - All Shows at 7pm

Friday, May 24

Saturday, May 25

Sunday, May 26

Monday, May 27



Davis Arts Center Outdoor Stage

1919 F St, Davis

Davis, CA 95616


Join us for this raucous romantic comedy as we mash-up the music, dancing and costumes of the English Restoration Comedy with 1980’s flair!  


Jack Archer and Tom Aimwell, have spent their money living too well and have left London to roam from town to town in search of love and fortune.  In order to find a wealthy heiress for at least one of them to marry, their stratagem is to pose as master and servant – exchanging roles from one town to the next.  


Archer and Aimwell’s strategic hunt for love and fortune quickly become entangled with the local drunk, Squire Sullen, his smart, stunning and miserable wife, Kate, the romantic young heiress, Dorinda, and Lady Bountiful, an exuberant woman who is eager to cure patients – or kill them trying!  Ridiculous antics ensue – mistaken identities, star-crossed love, a botched robbery, and a hysterically goofy priest all combine to make for a wild romp of comedic joy!


Bring a picnic dinner and come early to enjoy your favorite 80s tunes!  Dress warmly -- Act 2 is much more fun if you are cozy!

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