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The Critic

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
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Full Length, Comedy
5 men, 3 women (doubling)
Total Cast: 8, Flexible Set
ISBN: 978-0-8222-3661-0
FEE: $100 per performance.
THE STORY: From comic mastermind Jeffrey Hatcher comes a fresh take on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s 18th-century romp The Critic, a whirlwind comedy about bad theatre, worse playwrights…and, worst of all, the critics. The meta-theatrical frenzy builds throughout, from wacky antics and quick changes to an operatic burlesque as the company jumps from role to role. Experience a madcap night of life in the theatre with this classic behind-the-scenes comedy.
“…delightful…arch, witty and farcical…Although the critic is the putative target of [the play], no one engaged in the theater game comes out unscathed. Hatcher’s adaptation jabs the playwright, producer and director. …a thoroughly enjoyable evening in the theater…” —Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN). “[A] streamlined and metastasized update…a wild, fun-filled riot with laughs aplenty…” —Washington City Paper.