Seniors Patrick Kvachkoff and A.J. Akinribade make their final performances on the Wabash stage when the Theater Department presents the hilarious comedy The Beaux' Stratagem, which opens Wednesday night and runs through Saturday.
Ben Finley ’15, David Gunderman ’15, and Patrick Rezek ’15 earned Fulbright Scholarships as English Teaching Assistants (ETA), marking the second consecutive year in which Wabash has had three Fulbright recipients.
The award honors the write-up of the research study, “Spheres of Argument in Undergraduate Biology Classroom Climate Change Deliberations,” a collaboration with co-authors and Wabash students Adam Burtner ’17, and Terry Majors ’15.
After squandering their fortunes on drink and gambling, Tom Aimwell and Jack Archer, two roguish Londoners, seek refuge in the countryside. They hope to seduce two ladies of status and fortune, but true love and a band of thieves soon complicate their scheming. George Farquhar’s racy Restoration-era comedy, The Beaux’ Stratagem, uses wit and character to critique class, marriage, and the English society of the early 1700s. This modern adaptation by Thornton Wilder (Our Town) and Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor) recreates the Restoration period with rough-and-tumble romance, spirited dialogue, and enchanting, hilarious characters. “[Mr. Farquhar’s] plays have a certain air of novelty and mirth, which pleased the audience every time they were represented; and such as love to laugh at the Theatre will probably miss him more than they now imagine.” John Oldmixon, The Muses Mercury, (1707). free and open to the public; tickets are required
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