SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL

Genre: Comedy
By Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Directed by Henry Wishcamper

First produced at London's Drury Lane Theater in the spring of 1777, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL brings to life the story of the wealthy, middle-aged bachelor, Sir Peter Teazle, who has married the young and comely daughter of a country squire. Lady Teazle finds that the society of which she's now a part is full of malicious gossip that no one can escape. Thought to be the greatest comedy of manners in the English language (Encyclopedia Brittanica), THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL satirizes our insatiable "need to know". Centuries before Jerry Springer, Ricki Lake, and The National Enquirer appeared on the scene, Sheridan gave us such gossip-mongers as Lady Sneerwell, Snake, Mrs. Candor, and Benjamin Backbite.

About the Company: Gallery Players

A New York institution since 1967, The Gallery Players has served actors and audiences alike for more than 4 decades by showcasing burgeoning new talent and offering a home base for theater professionals. Its eclectic programming of intimate revivals and ambitious new work in inventive productions has earned it the reputation of “New York’s Best Kept Secret.” The Gallery Players is the recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review’s 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement and was the multi-recipient of New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical for its productions of The Drowsy Chaperone in 2011, Like You Like It in 2009, Yank! A New Musical in 2008, and Urinetown! The Musical in 2007. Among its famous alumni are founding member Harvey Fierstein; Broadway regulars Nancy Anderson, Jeffry Denman and Diedre Goodwin; New York theater personality Seth Rudetsky and many others.

The Gallery Players is located at 199 14th St., between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, Brooklyn. By train: Take the F to Fourth Avenue or the R Train to Ninth Street. By car: BQE to Hamilton Avenue to 14th Street.

Open:   02/19/05
Close:   03/06/05

Schedule:
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
Theater:   Gallery Players
Address:   199 14th St. (bt 4th and 5th Aves.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
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Take the F train to 4th Ave or the R train to 9th street. By car: BQE to Hamilton Avenue to 14th Street.

Cost:Tickets: $15.00 adults, $12.00 for seniors and children under 12 or Call: at 718-595-0547
Company: Gallery Players         Official Web Site: www.galleryplayers.com/