The Way of the World

A new comedy adapted from the play by William Congreve
Written and directed by Theresa Rebeck
January 09 – February 11, 2018
Folger Theatre


A Comedy of Manners…With No Manners at All

Mae is a sweet-natured woman with just a little baggage—a $600 million inheritance. When her womanizing boyfriend Henry dallies with her protective aunt, the world seems too much for her. Both women become the object of ridicule and scandal—but Henry has a plan to win the heiress back. In the lush and opulent land of the Hampton’s one percent, where money and status determine everything, can love conquer all? Freely adapted from Congreve’s classic play, The Way of the World is a sparklingly witty physical comedy illuminating the foibles of the upper-class.

"Theater at its funniest and finest" - Seven Days

"A biting and hilarious satire" - The Times Argus

"Very funny ... not to be missed by those who want to laugh, and love" - Manchester Journal


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Playwright and Director
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design
Resident Dramaturg
New York Casting
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