By George Farquhar. The Stirling Players (SA). Stirling Community Theatre. February 20-March 7, 2015.
Exuberant, witty and jam-packed with delightful characters, George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem is The Stirling Players’ first production in the company’s Year of Comedy and sets a very high bar for Adelaide’s community theatre scene in 2015.
This three-hundred-year-old Restoration comedy is a hoot. What’s more, the foibles and human failings of the play’s characters are hilariously familiar, reminding modern audiences all these years later that people have not really changed.