When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Nov. 27 2016
Craving some tawdry entertainment but tired of watching reruns of Keeping Up With the Kardashians? Premiered in 1777, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The School for Scandal features characters that rival the most conspiratorial members of that (in)famous family. Sir Oliver returns from abroad to find his extended family embroiled in rumors of scandal. To cut through the gossip and determine which nephew deserves to inherit his fortune, Oliver engages in some subterfuge of his own, donning disguises and confronting each man with a choice that will reveal his inner nature. Meanwhile, Lady Sneerwell meddles in the nephews’ love affairs, tangling their love triangle into something far messier. If your interest is piqued but you’re averse to poetic dialect, don’t worry – the play’s dialogue is delivered in plainspoken English.