She Stoops To Conquer
About She Stoops To Conquer
Kate Hardcastle has a love problem: Her prospective fiancé is tongue-tied around women of high class but a charmer with the help. Silliness and satire follow when he mistakes Miss Hardcastle for a serving maid – and she decides to play along. Enjoy a bawdy, witty, comic feast of practical jokes and romantic mix-ups.
First performed in 1773, "She Stoops to Conquer" broke new ground, steering British comedy away from the sentimental or genteel, and giving the audience a “low” or “laughing comedy” that skewered society’s pretensions. A young lady of country upbringing is the heroine, outwitting city folk and her scheming elders. In that bygone era before a lady could get a background check of her suitor through Google, charming Miss Hardcastle goes undercover to learn more about Marlow, the man her dad hopes she’ll marry. A smash hit at its debut, "She Stoops to Conquer" still delivers the laughs.