Beware the gossips! Lady Sneerwell and her hireling Snake are certainly up to no good in this timeless send-up of hypocritical manners. Thanks to their scandal-mongering, the comely Lady Teazle must fend off the slanderous barbs that have caught the ear of her elderly husband―as well as every other gossip in London. What follows is a torrent of mistaken identities and sex-crazed scheming in which the upper classes have never looked so low class.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Stuart Bunce as Charles Surface
Jane Carr as Mrs. Candour
John H. Francis as Rowley/Others
Henri Lubatti as Snake, Moses/Others
Christopher Neame as Sir Oliver Surface
Moira Quirk as Maria/Maid
Julian Sands as Joseph Surface
Susan Sullivan as Lady Sneerwell
Tara Summers as Lady Teazle
Simon Templeman as Sir Peter Teazle
James Warwick as Crabtree/Others
Matthew Wolf as Sir Benjamin Backbite
Includes an interview with Michael Hackett—the Department Chair of Theater at UCLA. In addition to his extensive directorial work for L.A. Theatre Works—which includes plays by Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, and Noël Coward.
Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in January of 2011.
Lead funding for The School for Scandal was made possible with support from the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.