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MiraCosta College Theatre Presents: The School for Scandal

The MiraCosta College Theatre Department presents The School for Scandal written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. The play opens November 9 at the MiraCosta College Theatre, located at 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Tracy Williams will direct.

Lies, deceit, fake news, manipulations, malice, and outrageous fun! The School for Scandal (1777) was the most frequently performed play of its time and continues to be in the top five English comedies of manners. Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s searing comedy begins as a bunch of upper-middle-class gossips amuse themselves, and one another, by spreading malicious rumors. With the birth of the newspaper industry, they spread their fake news far and wide. Come and see the antics of Snake, Sir Backbite, Careless, Sir and Lady Teazle, Lady Sneerwell, and Mrs. Candour, as they’ll have you rolling in your seats.

Performance dates are scheduled for November 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m.; and November 10, 11, 17, and 18, at 2 p.m. General admission is $16; seniors/staff, $13; students, $11. A preview performance is scheduled for November 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the preview performance are $11 for all seats. Children under the age of 5 are not admitted to the theatre. Seating is reserved.

Tickets are available online at miracosta.edu/buytix or by calling the MiraCosta College Box Office at 760.795.6815.