Judge Memorial presents: "The Beaux' Stratagem"

Judge Memorial Catholic High School's Performing Arts Department presents "The Beaux’ Stratagem," February 23, 24 and 25, at 7 p.m. in the Judge Auditorium, 650 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City.

“The Beaux’ Stratagem” is a classic piece of late Restoration comedy written in 1707 by the British playwright George Farquhar. Thornton Wilder began an adaption in 1939 and never finished it; in the summer of 2004, Wilder's estate asked Ken Ludwig to complete the adaptation. In the play, Archer and Aimwell, two young gentlemen who have fallen on hard times, plan to travel through small towns, entrap young heiresses, steal their money and move on. In the first town, they set their sights on Dorinda. Aimwell falls truly in love, and comedy ensues.

Directed by Darin Hathaway, Judge students comprise the technical staff, and will be in charge as stage managers, lighting design, sound design and costume design. The production features 20 principal roles filled by Judge students from frosh to seniors.

Tickets are available at the door, and are $10 for adults, $5 for students, $5 for children under 12, and $5 for senior citizens.

Mark your calendars now to attend one of only three performances of the spring main stage production. You don't want to miss out on this!

The Plot

  • A comedy by George Farquhar, adapted by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig.
  • In London in the early eighteenth century, two rollicking young gentlemen, Aimwell and Archer, their money spent and their only alternatives being to marry money or to sell their swords for the wars, conceal their poverty from their London friends, and ride into the country to let fate decide their course for them. They are still in possession of their last two hundred pounds, and they have conceived a shrewd plan: by turns one is to play the fine lord, the other his servant, the better to impress the country folk.
  • The adaptation received its world premiere production at The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington, D.C. from November 7 to December 31, 2006, directed by Michael Kahn.

The Curtains

  • 7 p.m. – Thursday, February 23
  • 7 p.m. – Friday, February 24
  • 7 p.m. - Saturday, February 25

The Tickets

  • Tickets are available at the door.
  • Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, $5 for children under 12, and $5 for senior citizens.
  • To purchase tickets on the evening of the performance, visit the ticket window and pay via cash or check (sorry, no credit cards are accepted).

The Actors

  • Tim Allen
  • Gracie Brletic
  • Laura Delaney
  • Stephen Hemmersmeier
  • Quinn Humlicek
  • Sarah Longe
  • Alec Louie
  • Andrew Maguire
  • Connor McCoy
  • Charlie Murphy
  • Chris Oswald
  • Jan Ottowicz
  • Sarah Peterson
  • Tyler Peterson
  • Aidan Rees
  • Owain Rice
  • Ben Roa
  • Sean Ward
  • Zoe Wheatley
  • Amelia Wright

The Production

  • Darin Hathaway, Director and Set Design
  • Jesse Betebenner, Michael Utzinger, Stage Manager
  • Will Christiansen, Erik Poppleton, Lighting Design
  • Matt Lewis, Martin Alcocer, Sound Design
  • Allie Menzdorf, Costume Design
  • Michael Houck, Props
  • Cole Preece, Publicity