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McMurry University Theatre Department to present “The Game of Love and Chance”


ABILENE, TX — McMurry Dinner Theatre is proud to present The Game of Love and Chance, written by Mariveax and directed by David Ainsworth.

Our special Valentine’s show is a romantic comedy written in 1730. In this show, Monsuier Orgon and his friend have decided to have their children marry, provided that the young folks take a liking to each other. Silvia, Orgon’s daughter, has a maid, Lisette, and Dorante, Sylvia’s betrothed, has a valet, Harlequin. Dorante decides that he can best observe the character of his fiance, since he has not met her yet, by disguising himself as his own valet and having his valet pretend to be him.

Being a dutiful son, he asks his father’s permission-and his father tells Orgon of his plans. When he arrives at Orgon’s house, Orgon and Silvia’s brother Mario have decided not to let Silvia in on the secret-especially since Silvia has come up with the exact same idea: she and Lisette will disguise themselves as each other, the better to find out what Dorante is like!

Needless to say, things get very complicated very quickly, and the servants fall in love just as their master and mistress do – but everybody thinks they’re falling in love across the boundaries of social class–and what will that lead to?

The show opens Tuesday, Feb. 14, and runs Feb 16-18 and Feb. 23rd – 25. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for show only and $23 for dinner and show. On Thursdays a discount of three dollars is applied. Dinner is a London broil, Caesar salad, herb potatoes, green bean bundles, and dessert. All dinner tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance.

For more information call the McMurry Box office at 793-3889.