American Players Theater presents ‘The Recruiting Officer’

July 26, 2018

The American Players Theater (APT) is proud to present a hearty comedy with a wicked streak, The Recruiting Officer, by George Farquhar. Directed by APT director William Brown, and featuring the talents of APT actors Kelsey Brennan, Nate Burger, Tim Gittings, Juan Rivera Lebron, Brian Mani, Cristina Panfilio, Jefferson A. Russsell, Andrea San Miguel, and Marcus Truschinski, the play opened on July 6, 2018 and is set to run until September 29, 2018.

In The Recruiting Officer, scoundrels are put on notice and women (literally) wear the pants in this resonant English comedy. Recruiting officers travel from port to port wooing men into service at sea, and women into their beds. Two such men, Worthy and Plume, land in Shrewsbury, each in love with a woman who lives there. Worthy has asked Melinda to be his mistress – an offer that she declined. Meanwhile, Plume is in love with Melinda’s cousin Sylvia. But Sylvia, grieving her brother’s recent death, disguises herself as a man to get away for a while, throwing everyone’s plans into comedic chaos. This period- piece farce is staged on APT ‘s outdoor amphitheater.

APT is a professional theater located just outside Spring Green, Wisconsin. Situated on 110 acres of hilly woods and meadows, APT has two theaters, the newly renovated 1089-seat outdoor amphitheater and the 201-seat indoor Touchstone Theatre. From June through November, APT produces nine plays in rotating repertory. With annual attendance of more than 100,000 and an annual budget in excess of $6 million, APT ranks as the country’s second largest outdoor theater devoted to the classics.

The Recruiting Officer, is the fourth play in the 2018 season, with five more to come this year. For more information or for tickets, please visit the APT website at https://americanplayers.org/plays, or call the Box Office: 608- 588-2361.