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October 27, 2005

Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward's University presents THE WAY OF THE WORLD

Restoration comedy of manners at its best — a barrage of wit takes aim at the privileged class while jealousy and infidelity run rampant through the better houses of London. Mirabel must overcome the disdain of Lady Wishfort in order to secure her niece Millimant's hand in marriage. Hilarity ensues, scandals abound, and plots are developed and foiled in what is regarded as one of the finest restoration comedies of the age.


Written by William Congreve,

David Yeakle, guest director

• When: Nov. 9-20, 2005

Wednesday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

• Where: Mary Moody Northen Theatre

St. Edward's University

3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704

• Tickets: Advance sales: $12 and $10. At the door: $15

Box Office: 512-448-8484

David Yeakle, director, has been the producing artistic director of Tongue and Groove Theatre since 1995, as well as artist in resident with Fort Worth's innovative Hip Pocket Theatre for 15 years. Currently he is an instructor in the drama department at Austin Community College. Since 1973, David has performed in, choreographed or directed more than 100 productions throughout the United States and Great Britain. Last summer, he directed Bill Irwin's adaptation of The Three Cuckolds for Tongue and Groove. David studied Commedia Dell Arte at Dell Arte School of Physical Theatre in California and Mask technique at Centro Maschere in Abano Terme, Italy. David holds a BFA in modern dance from Texas Christian University and an MFA in directing from UT–Austin.

The Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward's University offers one of the only pre-professional undergraduate theater programs of its kind in the United States. Designed for the student-artist, the program offers theater-based academic training with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum.

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