This is the quintessential comedy of manners, featuring the most spirited verbal dueling in English stage history.

Armed with effervescent wit and intense passion, Mirabell and Millamant are the kind of lovers who can't easily live with each other but can't live without each other either. The strong-willed sweethearts wage a war of words against society's insincere pretenses, but ultimately face "the way of the world" as they negotiate the terms of their mutual romantic surrender.

Director Sharon Ott gives this Restoration classic a sparkling 1920s twist, making The Way of the World a dazzling and festive finale to our 10th Anniversary Season.


  • Sharon OttDirector
  • Francois GirodayMirabell
  • J. Michael FlynnFainall
  • James BodgeBentley
  • Robert DevaneyMirabell's Servant
  • Richard J. McGoniagleAttendant
  • Hank StrattonWitwoud
  • Wynn HarmonPetulant
  • Monique FowlerMrs. Fainall
  • Mary LayneMarwood
  • Ellen KarasMillament
  • Carol HanpeterMincing
  • Dan HiattWaitwell
  • Frances CukaLady Wishfort
  • Kate BennisPeg
  • Robert DevaneyLady Wishfort's butler
  • Charles DeanSir Willful Witwoud
  • Peter ConnellyEnsemble
  • Amy Shanik LangerEnsemble
  • William CongrevePlaywright
  • Kate EdmundsScenic Design
  • Erin QuigleyCostume Design
  • Stephen StrawbridgeLighting Design
  • Stephen LeGrandOriginal Music / Sound Design
  • Michael OsterChoreography

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