The Way of the World

Date/Time: 01 Nov 2018 -07 Nov 2018 7:45pm - 7:45pm

By William Congreve
Directed by John Bashford

'...and wherefore did I marry, but to make lawful prize of a rich widow's wealth'

Lady Wishfort has a sprawling family each with their own concerns. There’s a fortune at stake and reputations to be ruined or preserved. In this jostling world, Congreve conjures up a witty, sharply satirical game as lovers old and new manoeuvre for advantage, or survival in a changing world.

Congreve’s comedy from 1700, now set in the 1950s, explores the collision between two worlds; an older world with its presumptions about marriage, money, power and influence is countered by a newer world where feeling and consideration come to the fore before a marriage is agreed.

1–3, 5–7 Nov, 7.45pm
3 Nov, 1pm
NIDA Theatres, Space

Featuring NIDA second year BFA Acting and final year BFA Costume, Properties and Objects, Scenic Construction and Technologies / Staging, and Technical Theatre and Stage Management students, with students of the MFA Design for Performance.

The Way of the World is playing as part of our Student Productions October 2018 season.

Runs for 2hrs 30 mins, includes a 20 min interval

This performance may contain smoking and loud noises.

NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the sacred lands, from the mountains to the sea, on which we learn and tell stories.

The lands of the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.