A comedy of manners—with no manners at all.
Mae is an altruistic woman with just a little baggage—a $600 million inheritance. When her philandering boyfriend, Henry, seduces her aunt, both women become the object of scandal.
Henry has a plan to win the heiress back.
In the lush and opulent land of the Hamptons, 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
Running time for The Way of the World is approximately two hours plus a fifteen minute intermission.
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This production is recommended for persons 13 and up. Contains adult language and situations
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