The Country Wife

Date/Time: 24 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017

By William Wycherley
Directed by Tom Wright

‘Marrying to increase love is like gambling to become rich; you only lose what little stock you had before.’

Taken from the Restoration era, when women started acting professionally for the first time, The Country Wife is a story of deceit and liberation.

The play follows a notorious ladies’ man who tries to escape his reputation by feigning impotence, enabling him to carry out clandestine affairs free of suspicion.
A young wife from the country is being kept prisoner by her tyrannical husband and is desperately trying to find a way to free herself.

A play famous for its double-entendres and absurd situations, The Country Wife is unusually frank in its depictions of desire and offers a clever take on the old wish to see the course of true love run smooth.
The production will captivate with its wit and desire and induce gasps of surprise ­– for nobody is quite who they seem.

24–28, 30 October, 7.30pm
28 October, 2pm
NIDA Theatres, Parade Theatre

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

Suitable for audiences aged 15+.

The Country Wife will be performed in two acts and include a 20 minute interval. Running time: 140 minutes.

Wheelchair accessible.

The Country Wife is playing as part of the The Paradice Family Foundation Season Student Productions October 2017.