Freely adapted from William Congreve's masterpiece, this contemporary retelling shifts the story to the demimonde of the hyper-rich Hamptons. Can love emerge in a world where love has no value? A good-hearted heiress has become prey to the attentions of an amoral party boy. After he callowly seduces her aunt, making the older woman a figure of public ridicule, their romance is dead in the water. But his insistence on winning back the moneyed heroine fuels the summer's gossip in the land of the one-percent.
Theresa Rebeck directs this installment in Red Bull Theater's Revelation Reading series. This Obie Award-winning series presents staged readings of new and rarely performed classic plays from all eras and cultures. With the Jacobean plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as the cornerstone of its mission, Red Bull Theater is dedicated to the rediscovery and re-investigation of classics from all eras and cultures, and to the development of new plays of heightened language and classical themes.