New York City
In Restoration Comedy, by Amy Freed, Amanda is believed to be a young widow. In fact, her husband Loveless is a very alive inveterate philanderer, and he has been on a ten year binge of dissolute behavior. Their friend Worthy conspires to reunite the pair using the disguise and pretense that permeate their society. At the same time, young Fashion, the impoverished younger brother of Lord Foppington, attempts to make his fortune (and outwit his brother) through his own game of love. Restoration Comedy was inspired from John Vanbrugh’s The Relapse and Colley Cibber’s Love’s Last Shift. Sharon Ott directs.