THE COUNTRY WIFE
a new adaptation by Rachel Atkins
Directed by Brandon McShaffrey
August 28 & 29 2020 @ 7:30 pm -- (Live Streaming)
This production of THE COUNTRY WIFE was scheduled to be performed live last Spring but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. We are proud to present it this Fall as the first in Temple Theaters' Digital productions. The show will be live, via zoom and the production will be free. RSVP link to come.
Banned for nearly 200 years for its salacious content, this classic, ribald, restoration comedy of coquettes and cuckolds is a playful sex-fueled satire telling the story of society rake, Harry Horner, who seduces married women by spreading rumors of his own sexual impotence. When Horner meets the titular character, however, the seemingly innocent Margery Pinchwife, she manages to twist his plot on its head. Everyone hides their true intentions and every entendre is doubled in this new adaptation by Rachel Atkins which modernizes restoration themes while highlighting the gloriously unabashed sensibility-shattering cleverness of Wycherley’s language.
Please note, this restoration comedy deals with themes of domestic violence and has sexual content.