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Nov 25, 2012 – Dec 31, 2012

Mondays (6:30pm)

Wednesdays–Saturdays (6:30pm)

Sundays (4:30pm)


The Flea Theater

41 White St

212.226.0051 x109




Fans of immersive theatre, grab your petticoats and periwigs and get ye to the Flea posthaste for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize-finalist Amy Freed's Restoration Comedy. In keeping with the racy genre it's named for, Freed's cleverly tuned script was born from the mating of two plays from 1696, Colley-Cibber's Love's Last Shift and its undoing, John Vanbrugh's The Relapse. Boasting period speech, a flurry of costume changes, and much debauchery, the plot deals with the ageless and timely themes of love and marriage. The fair Amanda Loveless seeks to slay her philandering husband, so she engages the counsel of his close companion, Worthy. The scheme works and she ensnarls the beast, but then starts to wonder if she's arrived at her happy ending. Concurrently, a cocky, social-climbing Lord Foppington aims to wed a rich country-fried heiress until his brother catches wind and seeks to secure his own unholy union. Featuring the theater's exceptional resident acting ensemble, the Bats, and directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, the production enraptures from start to finish. Prepare for a warm welcoming complete with cocktails, conversation, and music; an intermission dotted by passed hors d'oeuvres and serenades; and a fabulous "Let's Have a Kiki" conclusion.

Mindy Bond, Flavorpill