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The Beaux Stragem

The Beaux' Stratagem

By George Farquhar
Directed by Antoni Cimolino

Festival Theatre
July 31 to October 11
Opens August 15


Approximate running time: 
2 hrs 45 min, including one interval



About the Play
In a desperate bid to restore their ruined fortunes by pursuing wealthy women, Mr. Archer courts the unhappily married Mrs. Sullen while Mr. Aimwell dallies with her sister-in-law, Dorinda. But the two beaux aren’t the only ones with larcenous designs – nor do they realize that their own hearts might be susceptible to ensnarement.


Reviews & Buzz

"If you’re looking for the single funniest moment in the 2014 Stratford Festival season, it occurs in The Beaux’ Stratagem" - Toronto Star

"come along for the sheer bliss of the ride" - Toronto Star

"many talents... leading to many laughs" - Broadway World

"stellar" - Broadway World

"delight…a late-season highlight" - Sun Media

"The Beaux’ Stratagem may be the most purely entertaining production of the 2014 season." - Sun Media

"genuinely riotous" - Globe and Mail

"delightful" - The Record

"satire with a big heart" - The Record

Audience Advisory
Though suitable for all audiences, this production may not be of interest to pre-teenage children. Strobe lighting effects are used, and a gunshot is fired.

The suitability guidelines we offer here are subjective, and not all patrons may agree with them. If you’d like more details, or if you have specific concerns, please ask a customer service representative.

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