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School for Wives

Jon Lee....................................... Arnolph
Trevor Brady............................. Horace
Emily Ward................................ Agnes
Kate Mura.................................. Georgette
Terry Lybecker........................ Alain
Adam Davis................................. Chrysalde
Gary Romans.............................. Enrique
Fayra Teeters........................... Alise
Rian Turner............................... Notary

About the Show

Arnolphe has the perfect plan: raise his future wife from infancy, closely guarding everything she learns and experiences. He procures Agnes as an orphan from a beggar-woman, boards her in a secluded convent during her childhood, then keeps her locked up in his mansion as his ward – so that none of the taint of the outside world can seep in to spoil her natural innocence. But the best laid plans of all fanatics are bound to go astray. When Horace, the son of Arnolphe’s distant friend, first comes to town, he sees Agnes sighing from her balcony and they both fall in love. Horace later runs into Arnolphe, and unaware that the old fanatic has changed his name to keep up with fashion, spills the beans about his plans to run away to Agnes. Thus begins the hysterical battle between an impulsive youth and a stodgy, control-freak, with Agnes as both the prize and unschooled partner in crime. Throw in two crafty servants who’re just trying to get through the day without upsetting their master, massive amounts of slapstick sight-gags, plus current social and political references, and you have a recipe for timeless humor. A good time will be had by all – except perhaps Arnolphe.