by Richard Sheridan
In an attempt to make your May a little merrier, this month's Ptown Pizza Reading presents Richard Sheridan's classic comedy of manners, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL.
Since its premier in 1777, audiences have revelled in this play's antics. But don't take my word for it:
"Such a superbly crafted laugh machine, and so timeless in delivering delectable comeuppance to a viper's nest of idle-rich gossipmongers, that you'd practically have to club it to death to stifle its amazing pleasures."
-Jeremy Gerard, 1995
"The School for Scandal is...perhaps the most finished and faultless comedy which we have....It professes a faith in the natural goodness as well as habitual depravity of human nature."
-William Hazlitt, 1876
"Perhaps the best existing English comedy of intrigue."
-Edmund Gosse, 1902 ______
The reading will be held virtually on Saturday, May 30th at 1pm.
Per usual, all participants must read at least a small part (stage directions count!), and this virtual event is BYOP(izza)!!!
Please RSVP by Thursday, May 28th with your preferred role size. I will send out the script, Zoom link, and everyone's role assignments the day before the reading.