The School for Scandal

By William Brinsley Sheridan

Adapted & Directed by Philip Lehl

January 12 – 28, 2023

The second of the trio of comedies comes in the form of the 1777 Restoration Comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal. This particular adaptation is going to involve a decidedly creative take on the play, utilizing only six actors to fill out a cast of 16 characters. Directed by CTC Company Artist Philip Lehl, whose creative take on The Fair Maid of the West was lauded by critics and audiences alike, this production will no doubt follow suit.

“The School for Scandal is one of the great comedies in the classical canon,” says CTC Executive Artistic Director John Johnston. “I am so excited to finally break into the realm of Restoration Comedy. It’s an era ripe with plays, but we’ve never produced one until now.”

Directed by CTC Company Artist Philip Lehl, who last directed at CTC with the dynamic production of Thomas Heywood’s The Fair Maid of the West in 2019. His other work at CTC includes acting in a number of productions including Uncle Vanya, The Tempest, and most recently in The Merchant of Venice.



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