THE WAY OF THE WORLD

BY WILLIAM CONGREVE

Directed by Mark Mann

August 20 – September 6, 2020
Thursdays through Sundays @8pm
Schiller Park Amphitheatre

ABOUT

Largely considered the greatest of the Restoration Comedies, The Way of the World sets off a pair of lovers against a gaggle of scheming and imaginatively-named characters, including the duplicitous and lusty Lady Wishfort, and the villainous, morality-free Fainall. It takes a grand dose of plotting and outright blackmail to give Mirabell and Millafort a happy ending – or at least the ending they desire. This scathing, hilarious satire, which closes out our 2020 season, uncovers the over-the-top—and under the table—schemes of the idle upper-class.

CAST

FAINALL: Joe Lusher

MIRABELL: Maximillian Santucci

WITWOUD: John Sorenson

PETULANT: Stephen Hanna

SIR WILLFUL WITWOUD: Cory Velazco

WAITWELL: John Quigley

LADY WISHFORT: Susan Wismar

MRS. MILLAMANT: Anita McFarren

MRS. MARWOOD: Emily Renee Shimskey

MRS. FAINALL: April Warner

FOIBLE: Emma Lou Andrews

MINCING: Audrey Fosson

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