The Constant Couple

The Pearl Theatre Company
555 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

George Farquhar's youthful comedy The Constant Couple (1699) invites us into a London teeming with colorful characters. Steadfast Colonel Standard wants nothing more than to win the charming Lady Lurewell. But his way is littered with scheming rivals, troublesome fops, and bumbling rustics, all of whom seem to have some claim on his lady love. Combining all the wicked joy of the jaded Restoration stage with the "novel" notion that faithfulness and integrity might have their uses too, The Constant Couple illuminates a world merrily careening between deceit and honesty, cynicism and hope--between the follies of the past, and the glorious possibilities of the future.

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The Constant Couple - Nov 20, 2007

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