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The Drama Department’s fall production The Way of the World brings love, adultery and revenge to the Martel Theater November 14-16, 2013

Love, beauty, money, power, deception, adultery and revenge all come together in The Way of the World, the Drama Department’s fall production featuring guest director Kim Weild.

The play will be performed November 14, 15 and 16 at 8 pm at the Martel Theater. Tickets are free but reservations are required. Contact boxoffice@vassar.edu to reserve.

Written in 1700 by William Congreve, The Way of the World is considered a fine example of Restoration comedy. The plot takes the audience on a wild, careening tour of upper-class English courtship, featuring a sometimes morally challenged gentleman named Mirabell and a strong-willed and independent young woman, Millimant. The production has a full student cast.

“It’s a romantic comedy with a serpentine plot that includes lots of intrigue and infidelity,” Weild says. “The language is exquisite – it has a real musicality about it – and its social commentary is timeless.”

About the Director

Director Kim Weild is known for her inventive stagings, radical inclusion, cross cultural collaborations and theatrical explorations. Based in New York City, Weild has worked in nationally renowned theaters such as Lincoln Center Theater, Carnegie Hall, New York Theater Workshop, Primary Stages, New York Live Arts, The Mark Taper Forum, Williamstown Theater Festival, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center in Virginia In 2010, she founded WeildWorks with the inaugural production Fêtes de la Nuit, which went on to be nominated for a Drama Desk Award and seven New York Innovative Theatre Awards, including Outstanding Director. Weild is on the faculty of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theater Institute and Primary Stages Einhorn School of the Performing Arts.

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Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, October 31, 2013