THE MAN OF MODE

By Sir George Etheredge

Pacific Resident Theatre

PRODUCTION NOTES

George Etheredge's witty and sexy  Restoration comedy was updated and adapted by Ms. Huffman to 1915 London. The Bloomsbury set, headed by the decadent Lady Ottoline Morell and her revolving stream of lovers, artists, or protegees like Lytton Strachey, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Virgina Woolfe were an inspiration for this production.

 

The adaptation by Ms. Huffman removed the subplot and changed the dowager Lady Townley and her neice Emilia into lovers whose home was the social gathering place for a variety of indulgences from opium smoking, to a meeting place for dancing, drinking, sexual hijinks, even bellydancing lessons.  

 

Dorimant, who has slept with nearly every woman in the play, meets his match in Harriet and he risks everything in order to seduce and conquer her. With famous characters like Mrs. Loveit and Sir Fopling Flutter the play is a delight for audiences and an insight into the pleasures and pursuits of the upper classes.

CAST

 

Dorimant

Andrew Parks

 

Handy

Will Dixon

 

Pert

Jennifer Taub

 

Mrs. Loveit

*Geraldine Singer

 

Belinda

*Elizabeth Huffman

 

Harriet

Judy Waters

 

Lady Townley

*Amy Tolsky

 

Emilia

Carla Oberst

 

Servant

Eric Jorgensen

 

Medley

David Garrett

 

Mincing

Carolyn Palmer

 

Belly dancer

Ansyua Rathor

 

Sir Fopling Flutter

Andrew J Turner

 

Servant

Sara Newman

 

*Member of Actors Equity

 

 

 

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Director and Adaptation

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Set/Lighting Design

Deena Lynn Mullin

 

Sound Design

Kevin Rittner

 

Costume Design

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Stage Manager

Deena Lynn Mullin