Perspectives

Auburn University Theatre presents 'The Belle's Stratagem'

18th century imagery Auburn University Theatre invites you to a comedy of manners, mishaps and mistaken identities with “The Belle’s Stratagem,” opening on Thursday, Nov. 7, on the Telfair Peet Theatre Mainstage. “The Belle’s Stratagem” is directed by Chase Bringardner and continues until Nov. 15. 

Presented in conjunction with the biennial meeting of the Aphra Behn and Frances Burney Societies hosted by Auburn University, this 18th century lighthearted comedy is filled with multiple, interwoven subplots that are masterfully witty and spirited that it is sure to leave you laughing. Accompany Letitia Hardy and her friends, enemies and acquaintances to a masked ball where plots will be hatched, jokes cracked, dances danced and customs turned on their ear.

At Auburn, theatre majors engage deeply in the components of creating, curating, and critiquing performance within their classes on a daily basis. Dramaturgy is an opportunity to put that knowledge to work for artistic teams, audiences, and communities. A dramaturg conducts research and gathers resources to benefit the production in the form of presentations, study guides, curated conversations, community outreach and lobby displays. They help the production team and also the audience to understand the time period, slang, historical events or cultural events of the play. For “The Belle’s Stratagem”, student dramaturgs help bridge the gap between a historical period and our modern perspectives. Next time you’re at the theatre, take some time to admire the presentation in the lobby, this is the fine work of a dramaturg. 

The artistic team for “The Belle’s Stratagem” includes direction by Chase Bringardner, costume design by Tracy Oleinick, lighting design by Fereshteh Rostampour, music composition and sound design by guest artist Anthony Narciso, and scenic design by Auburn student Jack Stoffel. The cast includes: Falan Buie-Madden, Tyler Carter, Johnathan Davis, Allison Dixon, Will Glisson, Charlcie Hathorn, Grant Lackey, Zac Moss, Katie Pappas, Addison Peacock, Dexter Pilcher, Lexi Scarbrough, Matt Stephenson, Ebony Strong, Riley Titshaw, Lauren Vedder, and Brantley Waller. 

The run time for “The Belle’s Stratagem” is two hours and thirty minutes with a 15-minute intermission. 

On Saturday, Nov. 9th's performance of “The Belle's Stratagem,” audience members are invited to dress up in their best masquerade attire in honor of the show. If interested, be sure to secure your tickets today!

Buy Tickets
Tickets for the production of “The Belle’s Stratagem” are available now! Auburn faculty/staff and students receive special promotions to all performances at the Telfair Peet Theatre, all you have to do is login at https://theatretickets.auburn.edu to unlock your benefits! 

For more information, go to Department of Theatre’s Ticketing Page.

Talkback Thursdays
To engage in discussion around the performance or learn more about the production, make plans to attend “Talkback Thursday” after the show for a conversation with the director and company members.

Showtimes:
•    Thurs. 11/7 7:30pm
•    Fri. 11/8 7:30pm
•    Sat. 11/9 7:30pm
•    Sun. 11/10 2:30pm
•    Tues. 11/12 7:30pm
•    Wed. 11/13 7:30pm
•    Thurs. 11/14 7:30pm*
•    Fri. 11/15 7:30pm
*Talkback Thursday

Ticket Prices:
•    General: $16
•    Senior Citizen: $12
•    Faculty and Staff: $12
•    AU student with ID: Free
•    Non-Auburn University Student: $12

Find more information online at https://theatretickets.auburn.edu

Box Office Hours:
•    Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
•    On Saturday evening performances: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
•    On Sunday matinees: 1 p.m.–3 p.m.


Contact the Box Office:
web: https://theatretickets.auburn.edu
email: theatre@auburn.edu
phone: 334-844-4154
address: 211 Telfair Peet Theatre
       Auburn, AL 36849

Last Updated: October 31, 2019