The Beaux Stratagem

London's wild comedy of love and cash makes big screen premiere Sept. 28 at Fisher Theatre

The National Theatre of London continues its season with the encore of "The Beaux Stratagem" showing in Sedona on Monday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash - "The Beaux Stratagem".

The 'Beaux': Mr. Aimwell and Mr. Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their 'Stratagem': to marry for money.

Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

Critics are raving about "The Beaux Stratagem", and it has garnered 4- and 5-star reviews from every major publication in London:

"Sharp. Beautifully revived. A treat." - The Times

"Fresh, relevant and unstoppably entertaining." - Observer

"Exuberant. Deliciously modern. This Restoration romp is a lot of fun." - Time Out

"Fresh and assured. Susannah Fielding proves herself the mistress of comic timing." - Evening Standard

"Exuberant fun. An exhilarating Simon Godwin production." - Guardian

"The Beaux Stratagem" will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Monday, Sept. 28 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

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