Meanwhile, his friend Harcourt has fallen head over heels in love with the beautiful Alithea. Unfortunately, she’s engaged to the ridiculous Sparkish, a would-be wit and full time fop, so there is some ingenious work to be done.
And that’s just the beginning of the plot in William Wycherley’s glorious 1675 comedy, ‘The Country Wife’, set in the Restoration period after the return of Charles II to the throne, setting the tone for a society bent on pleasure-seeking and the flaunting of fashion. The only sin is being found out.
The Country Wife is the classic Restoration comedy. This full-blooded and witty comedy is accompanied in this production by live music.