The Flea Theater will present the New York premiere of Amy Freed's Restoration Comedy, beginning on November 25. Drama Desk nominee Ed Sylvanus Iskandar will direct the production, which will open officially on December 10.
In the play, virtuous Amanda Loveless learns that her rakish dead husband is very much alive, and with the help of the gallant Worthy, she disguises herself as a lascivious new mistress to tempt her husband back into her bed.
This production will feature members of The Bats, the Flea's resident acting company: Michael Axelrod, Jaspal Binning, Naomi Bland, Brantley Brice, Emily Brown, Allison Buck, Alex Coelho, Whitney Conkling, Matthew Cox, Greg Engbrecht, Eloise Eonnet, Kelechi Ezie, James Fouhey, Justin Garascia, Rosa Gilmore, Cleo Gray, Kerry Ipema, Finn Kilgore, Chase Kinney, Alex Mandell, Anthony Martinez, Jennifer McCormick, Bonnie Milligan, Zac Moon, Seth Moore, Erik Olson, Ivano Pulito, Alexander Seife, Stephen Stout, Liz Tancredi, Jennifer Tsay, and Mari Yamamoto.
The design team includes Will Taylor (choreographer), Julia Noulin-Merat (scenic designer), Daniel B. Chapman (lighting designer), Loren Shaw (costume designer), and Jill BC DuBoff and Jeremy Bloom (sound designers).