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The Country Wife - Matinee

  • The Jericho Arts Centre 1675 Discovery Street Vancouver, BC, V6R 4K5 Canada (map)

BAWDY. HILARIOUS. SUBVERSIVE.

No one is spared Wycherly's satirical pen: the humourless, the jealous, and the adulterous alike.

The Country Wife has provoked powerfully mixed reactions over the years, challenging prudery and accepted custom.

It was once declared..."The most licentious play in the English language..."

Victorian sensibilities proclaimed it..."...too filthy to handle and too noisome to even approach."

It is a Restoration masterpiece; sexually frank, and as ready to skewer marriage as it is infidelity, the virtuosity, linguistic energy, brilliant wit, naughtiness and complexity of this ribald play have made it a staple of the modern stage.

Earlier Event: August 7
John Wilmot: Satyr Against Mankind
Later Event: August 7
Betrayal