"The Busie-Body" Visits WWC

wwcdrama presents its fall performance

It’s the perfect solution for a fun date, a family outing, or way to avoid studying for finals this holiday season. Come to Village Hall prepared to laugh at “The Busie-Body,” a comedy by 18th century dramatist Susanna Centlivre.

Performance dates are December 2, 3, 7, 9, and 10. All shows begin at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 527-2158 or visit drama.wwc.edu.

What is "The Busie-Body?"
Two young men, in pursuit of two young women, face off against two older men determined to bestow the women—and their fortunes—on their own terms. But the biggest trouble might be the young men’s friend Marplot, who can’t seem to keep from poking his nose into everybody’s business. The course of true love never does run smooth, but will Marplot manage to create a few more obstacles than even resourceful women and clever servants can overcome?

Susanna Centlivre, a wildly popular dramatist in the 18th century, wrote this traditional British farce in 1709. The play has everything one might expect from a comedy—disguised identities, love-crazed young men, misplaced letters, obtuse elderly guardians, a happy ending, and perhaps—some monkeys.

Who’s in "The Busie-Body?"
Directed by LuAnn Venden, the play stars:
Ryan Sturges as Marplot; John Campbell as Sir George Airy; Ashley Farnsworth as Miranda; Jacob Brassington as Charles; Emily Hokett as Isabinda; David Owens as Sir Francis Gripe; Tyler Anderson as Sir Jealous Traffick; Kelsey Harrison as Patch.  Also starring: Carl Canwell as Whisper; Laura Henderson as Scentwell; Landon Schnaebel as Insolent; Rachel Westbrooks as Serveall; Mark Venden Herrell as Shout.

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