The Theatre Department presents Molière’s classic comedy, School for Wives, which addresses the issue of “how to train” a girl to be the perfect wife. An older man, Arnolphe, believes the only way to get a pristine wife is to keep her ignorant and innocent, as he sets his sights on his ward Agnes and decides that all she needs is the Bible and a book of maxims. But unfortunately for Arnolphe, Agnes is not as simple as he believes. This play is both wildly comic and serious, the poetry charming and arch. The characters are well detailed and, although the satire is strong, there is depth. Tenderness pervades the entire story. A rare treat…with period costumes and fabulous settings by David Fraser! Directed by Robert Soffian.
School for Wives will have 7:30 p.m. evening performances on March 8-10, and 15-17, and a Sunday 2:00 p.m. matinee on March 11, all in the Shasta College Theatre. Admission is $10 general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online or through the Shasta College Box Office on the day of the performance. For more information on this and other Shasta College performances, visit the website, or call the Arts, Communications, and Social Sciences (ACSS) department at (530) 242-7730.
-from press release