University Players Presents The Cassilis Engagement
January 31 @ 8:00 pm - February 2 @ 5:00 pm
University Players presents The Cassilis Engagement: A Comedy for Mothers, by St. John Hankin at the University of Windsor’s Essex Hall Theatre on January 31, March 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2020.
In this satirical comedy young Geoffrey Cassilis, the widowed Mrs. Cassilis’ only son and heir to a vast country estate and fortune, has fallen in love with Ethel Borridge, a lowly shop girl he met during an omnibus accident in London. Mrs. Cassilis’ friends and relations in the country around the family seat at Milverton are appalled both at the engagement and at Mrs. Cassilis’ seeming approval of it. “Seeming” is indeed the key word. Mrs. Cassilis is afraid that if she were to let her true feelings of opposition be known and object openly to the engagement, Geoffrey might marry the girl out of spite. Instead, Mrs. Cassilis’ strategy is to invite Ethel and her mother to stay with them in the country to see if the lowborn city girl can really stand the dull kind of life her fiancé will live.
Directed by Lee Wilson
Evening performances from Wednesday to Saturday start at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased on the UP Windsor website or by calling the box office at 519-253-3000 x2808.
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