A caveman may not have captured his mate by bopping her upside the
head, but you can be sure that her friends and his believed he did and
spread the word as far and wide as possible. Yep, scandalmongering has
always been a favorite pastime. It was so in 1777 when Richard Brinsley
Sheridan wrote the delicious satire The School for Scandal, and it is
undeniably true today when social media make instantaneous spreading
of gossip and rumors almost de rigueur.
Adept director Diane Malone proves it with the cunning production now
playing at The Classic Theatre. Her version retains most of Sheridan’s
florid, witty script and characters but sets it in contemporary times when
everyone has a cell phone. Her large, exceptionally strong cast is
unfailingly energetic and comical.
Read more: The School for Scandal How to cultivate a grapevine