Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet's Phillipa Soo Among Cast of School for Wives; Complete Company Announced

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15 Aug 2014

Phillipa Soo
Phillipa Soo

Complete casting has been announced for the Two River Theater's upcoming production of Molière’s classic comedy The School for Wives, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur.

Directed by Mark Wing-Davey, performances will begin Sept. 13 in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater prior to an official opening Sept. 19. The production will continue at the New Jersey venue through Oct. 5.

The comedy, according to press notes, concerns a "middle-aged bachelor named Arnolphe (Robert Stanton), whose plan to groom his innocent young ward (Phillipa Soo as Agnès) into the 'perfect' wife suddenly goes awry. Can this pompous bachelor really be a match for a rival suitor (Korey Jackson as Horace), inept servants (real-life sister-and-brother Bree Elrod and Carson Elrod as Georgette and Alain), and the wit of his soon-to-be bride?"

Rounding out the company of this French farce are Billy Eugene Jones (Chrysalde), Steven Rattazzi (Enrique/Notary) and Keith Reddin (Oronte).

Director Wing-Davey’s production will be set in France in the late 1950s, with a production design inspired by the films of Jean-Luc Godard.

The creative team also includes scenic designer David Gallo, costume designer Emily Rebholz, lighting designer Michael Chybowski, composer/sound designer Brandon Wolcott and wig designer Mary-Kay Yezerski-Bondoc. The fight direction is by UnkleDave’s Fight-House, the casting is by Heidi Griffith and Kate Murray, and the stage manager is James Latus.

Ticket prices range from $37-$65, with discounts available for groups, seniors and U.S. military personnel, their families and veterans. A limited number of $20 tickets are available for every performance; $20 tickets may be partial view. Tickets for patrons under 30 are $20 and include the best available seats at every performance.

Tickets are available from tworivertheater.org or (732) 345-1400.