UWF Department of Theatre presents “The School for Scandal”
The University of West Florida Department of Theatre presents “The School for Scandal,” a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Performances will be held Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 14 and 21 at 2:30 p.m. All performances will take place in the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the UWF Pensacola campus.
In this play, written and set in 1777, gossip and scandal, usually concerning sexual intrigue, dominate the high society and aristocracy of England. Often considered the highlight of the “comedy of manners” plays, Sheridan’s plot delivers a scathing rebuke of the lack of honor, lax morality and conceits of the idle rich, who spend their time in constant turmoil striving for superior position and advantage amongst themselves, through destroying the good names of their peers.
Director Marci Duncan leads the creative team consisting of Charles Houghton, set design; and UWF students, Elizabeth Blanco Saenz, costume design; and Jennifer Cullen, lighting design.
Tickets are sold individually and priced $18 for adults, $14 for senior citizens and active military, $12 for non-UWF students and UWF faculty and staff, and $7 for high school students. UWF students are admitted free with their Nautilus cards. Tickets can be purchased at the CFPA Box Office, Building 82, 850.857.6285 or online at uwf.edu/tickets.