‘School for Wives’ lessons retaught in the 1950s

Scene from "School for Wives" at the Two River Theater Company in Red Bank.
Scene from “School for Wives” at the Two River Theater Company in Red Bank.

Going to see “The School for Wives,” the season opener at the Two River Theater Company in Red Bank tonight. Can’t wait. Why? Having seen traditional productions of the show half a dozen times already, this version offers something new — it’s set in the late 1950s AND the translation is by the brilliant Richard Wilbur. Mark Wing-Davey, multi-nominated best director by Drama Desk members,  helms the show.

“The School for Wives” is a comedy written by  French playwright Molière and considered by many to be his best work. It first was  staged at the Palais Royal theater on Dec. 26, 1662. But, of course, you knew that.

For a photo gallery of the show, click here.

For an NJTV State of the Arts video feature on the show, click here.

The show ends this Sunday.  Get tickets here.

 

 

 

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