The Fortune Hunters

August 4 to August 19, 2018

A new adaptation of the classic comedy The Beaux’ Stratagem, by John Farquhar

Posing as a well-to-do gentleman and his manservant, Aimwell and Archer—two recently impoverished rakes—take to the country seeking to secure wealthy women as wives and so refill their own coffers. While Aimwell sets his sights on eminently eligible bachelorette Dorinda, Archer angles toward her sister-in-law, the most unhappily married Mrs. Sullen. Gaining the interest of their respective targets and access to the house where the ladies live, Aimwell and Archer set out to take hold of the ladies’ wealth before they can be exposed. Complications arise when the two gentlemen actually fall in love with the ladies, prompting their inherent honesty and chivalry. The ensuing action creates a wild whirl of schemes, revealing amorous declarations and practical plots that propel the play to its happy end. Sword fighting! Madcap action! Thieves and heroes! The 18th century never was so much fun!

Cast

The Fortune Hunters
Archer…….Chad Lewis
Aimwell…..T.J. Ruth

The Ladies of Fortune
Kate Sullen…..Deanna Lavery
Dorinda Bountiful……..Dawn Brooks
Lady Bountiful…….Kat Shepheard

Lord of the Manor
Squire Sullen…..John Bertrand

At the Tavern
Will Boniface……..Michael Snider
His daughter Cherry…..Carolyn Reiner
Dunderhead……John Bartlett
Leadbottom……Philip Haynie

Servants in the Bountiful Mansion
Scrub…….Kyle Snider
Mistress Atready…..Carrie Nelson
Mistress Keen……Trinidy Jackson

Highwaymen
Crookwell…..John Lester Pitman
Raider………Rayshawn Veney
Thug………Mikey Plante

A Fine Gentleman
Sir Charles Freeman

Ladies
Mistress Prim….Ann Hergenreder
Mistress Proper…….Bev Mangan
Mistress Millstone…….Debbie Evans

A Local Parson
Parson Goodfellow…….Tyler Sanders

Creative Team

Director/Producer……….Glenn Evans
Playwright/Costumer……Joy Evans
Music Director………Jonathan Scott
Stage Manager……..Janice Coates
Scenic Artist…..Marianne Ashurst
Fight Choreography….Aaron Orensky
Set Construction……Bill Sebren, Larry Wade
Stitchers…….Gloria Chantry, Sandy Burroughs, Virginia Casey, Hope Jackson, Rain & India Eguiguren

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