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March 19, 2008

UMBC Theatre Presents She Stoops to Conquer

By Oliver Goldsmith, Directed by Colette Searls

April 16 - 27, 2008
UMBC Theatre

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

Note: You may view or download this release as a pdf file.

She Stoops to Conquer - Photo by Rich RigginsThe UMBC Department of Theatre presents She Stoops to Conquer from April 16 through 27 in the UMBC Theatre.

Resolved to make comedy funny again, Oliver Goldsmith rebelled against 18th century England's taste for flat, sentimental plays with She Stoops to Conquer--an instant hit that has entertained audiences for over two centuries. Young Charles Marlow, a hopelessly timid bachelor, encounters one embarrassment after another when the woman he is supposed to marry poses as a maid to catch him off guard. Awkward servants and duplicitous young lovers round out this colorful satire of manners and the laws of romantic conquest.

Directed by Colette Searls, with sets and costumes by Elena Zlotescu, lighting by Terry Cobb and original music by John Yurick.

Wednesday, April 16, 8 pm (preview)
Thursday, April 17, 4 pm (free to the UMBC campus community)
Friday, April 18, 8 pm (opening night)
Sunday, April 20, 4 pm
Thursday, April 24, 8 pm
Friday, April 25, 8 pm
Saturday, April 26, 8 pm
Sunday, April 27, 4 pm

$10 general admission; $5 students and seniors; $3 for the preview.
The performance on Thursday, April 17th is free for the UMBC campus community.
Information and reservations: 410-455-2476 or

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Photos by Rich Riggins.

-- From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Theatre.
-- From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Theatre.
-- From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Theatre.
-- Visitor parking is available in the Commons Garage. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.
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She Stoops to Conquer - Photo by Rich Riggins

Posted by tmoore at March 19, 2008 9:40 PM