She Stoops to Conquer
by Oliver Goldsmith

Popular for over 200 years, Goldsmith's comic romp is a tasty stew of mistaken identities, social sabotage and happy endings. Convinced that his hosts are lower class buffoons and the love of his life is a chamber maid, a young gentleman nearly ends up as one of the have-nots in this much-loved classic.

Dates: October 26 - November 17, 2012

News about She Stoops to Conquer

October 3rd, 2012
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER - October 26-November 17
Directed by Tony Lea

Popular for over 200 years, Goldsmiths comic romp is a tasty stew of mistaken identities, social sabotage and happy endings. Convinced that his hosts are lower class buffoons and the love of his life is a barmaid, a young gentleman nearly ends up as one of the have-nots in this much-loved classic.

Wit and warmth are brought to life in Oliver Goldsmiths eighteenth century comedy, She Stoops to Conquer, presented by Deep Dish Theater Company October 26-November 17. Directed by Tony Lea, this chuckler continues the company's twelfth season at University Mall.

A tongue-tied wreck with the ladies, young Mr. Marlow believes he can only talk to those beneath him, not a woman such as Kate Hardcastle, whom he is expected to wed. So, when Tony, Kate's mischievous brother, leads him to an inn that appears to be run by buffoons and harboring the barmaid of his dreams--an inn that is in fact the Hardcastle estate--Marlow finds himself in the middle of class warfare of the most hilarious kind.

"I love the story," said Deep Dish Resident Director Lea. "As with all comedies, the truth lies in the degree to which we can recognize ourselves in the characters. And She Stoops to Conquer has beautifully drawn characters, exaggerated but recognizably human."

This Deep Dish productions talented cast includes Brett Bolton, Steve Dobbins, Marcia Edmundson, Brian Fisher, Marilyn Gorman, Thom Gradisher, Thomas Porter, George Rady, Amelia Sciandra, Rebekah Vaisey and Jeffrey Vizcaino. The design staff includes Kenneth Rowland (set), Liz Droessler (lights), David Serxner (costumes), Devra Thomas (properties), and Marc Maximov (sound). Jen Bauer is the stage manager.

The theater will present post-performance discussions on Sunday, October 28 (with dramaturg Karen Blansfield and Director Tony Lea); Sunday, November 4 ( with Dr. Charlotte Sussman and the cast); and Thursday, November 8 ("Meet the Designers"). Karen Blansfield will give a pre-show, Meet the Play talk on Friday, November 2, at 7 p.m. The Deep Dish Book Selection, Steve Dublanica's Waiter Rant, will be discussed on Monday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Flyleaf Books.

Performances begin Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday (matinee) at 2 p.m. Deep Dish is located in Chapel Hill's University Mall, on Estes Drive and US 15-501.

Tickets are $21 adults and $19 seniors, regularly, with a $2 discount for Wednesday and Thursday shows. Student tickets are $14 for all performances. Wednesday, October 31 is "Cheap Dish Night" all tickets are $10 (no reservations accepted). For reservations, call (919) 968-1515. For more information, visit

October 2nd, 2012
Deep Dish Book Selection - Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica
Deep Dish Theater Company invites you to join a lively, informal discussion of Steve Dublanicas Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip Confessions of a Cynical Waiter Monday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Flyleaf Books. The conversation, presented in conjunction with the theater's production run of She Stoops to Conquer, will be led by Evelyn Daniel and is free and open to the public. No prior attendance or registration is required.

Based on a popular weblog, Waiter Rant chronicles the lives of wait staff and customers at The Bistro, a restaurant in the New York area, as seen through the anonymous eyes of The Waiter. From arrogant misbehavior to unseen moments of human grace, Waiter Rant presents a unique view of the food industry, from the other side of the table.

Originally writing anonymously, ex-waiter Steve Dublanica was revealed in 2008 as the author behind the popular blog and New York Times bestseller, Wait Rant. Dublanica began his blog in 2004, where he chronicled personal experiences gathered from waiting tables for seven years at Lanterna Tuscan Bistro in Nyack, New York, and continues to blog today.

With every play it produces, Deep Dish Theater offers an accompanying Book Selection designed to broaden and enhance the theater-going experience. Familiarity with the book and/or the production is helpful, but the discussion can serve as an introduction to either as well.

Flyleaf Books, a community-oriented, independent book store, is locally-owned by three long-time Chapel Hill residents with a love and knowledge of books, a commitment to providing stellar customer service, and experience in the book trade. The store is located at 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd) in Chapel Hill, next to Foster's Market.

Deep Dish Theater Company is located in Chapel Hills University Mall, located on Estes Drive and US 15-501.

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201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Box Office: (919) 968-1515

Purchase tickets in advance for this special abbreviated season:

Double Dish Pass: $50
One ticket to each play and reserved seating for the dates you select.

Single Dish Ticket: $30
One ticket to your choice of play.

Senior Single Dish Ticket: $28
Senior discount, one ticket to your choice of play.

Unsold seats for all performances will be sold 20 minutes before show time for $20. No other discounts will be available for these two shows.

Special 2-show Saturdays October 24 and November 7: Performances at 3 pm and 8 pm, with dinner between at City Kitchen

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Wednesday - Thursday: 7:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 8 pm
Sunday Matinee: 2 pm