A Bold Stroke for a Husband
by Hannah Cowley
"Be not afraid of poverty....."
This uproarious comedy of manners will leave you grinning from ear to ear as this cast of hilarious characters takes you through the trials of dating as a woman in the 18th century. Filled with gorgeous costumes, sets, and hilarious jokes, the cast of the regional premier of A Bold Stroke for a Husband will charm and inspire you.
Olivia’s father, Don Caesar, is determined to see her wed, but with her heart set on the elusive Don Julio, Olivia and her lady’s maid Minetta must use their wit to fend off an increasingly ridiculous stream of would-be suitors. Meanwhile, Olivia’s cousin Victoria sets a plot of her own. Disguised as the charming and roguish Florio, Victoria fights to save her household… by seducing Laura, the woman who stole the heart of her wayward husband. Filled with equally sharp word and swordplay, this silly, compassionate, and shockingly contemporary exploration of honesty and agency reminds you how fun it can be to fight for what you believe in.
Starring incredible local talent like Wilhelmena Dreyer ( A (Happy) Holiday, The Divine Alchemists, Le Bard D’ivoire), Tailynn Downing (King John), Hannah Elizabeth Boswell (Twelfth Night, Margaritaville, Grumpy Old Men) and more, this hilarious restoration comedy is a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical event.