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The Way of the World presented by LAVC Theater Department

Date: 3/7/2019 7:30 PM

Location: Theater Arts (TA) Horseshoe Theater

The Way of the World presented by LAVC Theater Department

The LAVC Theater Department presents The Way of the World by William Congreve on March 7-10 in the LAVC Horseshoe Theater in the Theater Arts building. 

The sparkling crown jewel of "restoration comedy", The Way of the World first graced the English stage in the year 1700, and has been on pretty much everybody's list of best comedies ever since.

The play is about--what else? sex, money, love and power. And in the claustrophobic, hothouse, upper-class world of the play, everybody is connected to everybody else. Everybody is related to somebody else, or used to be married to somebody else, or is in competition with somebody else, or is covertly in love with somebody else, or all of the above; and secrets and lies and impersonations and affectations are just "the way of the world."

The plot spins and careens and twists and turns as the characters bob and weave and dance and maneuver and try feverishly to outwit one another on the way to the finish line where fortune and love await them.

Though written in the 1700s, it still feels quite astonishingly modern, and the people and their relationships are immediately and hilariously recognizable. For that reason, we have set this centuries-old play smack dab in the middle of 2019...with all the clothes, the music and the manners reflect who we are in our status-obsessed, fashion-forward, over-indulgent, 1%, social-media-drenched, Age of the Selfie. 

The Way of the World runs for only four performances, and seating is limited for the following performances: 

  • Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Horseshoe Theater in the Theater building

  • Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Horseshoe Theater in the Theater building

  • Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Horseshoe Theater in the Theater building

  • Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. in the Horseshoe Theater in the Theater building

Tickets are available for $15 if purchased in advance at, or $20 if purchased at the door.

For more information, visit the LAVC Theater Arts Department Web page.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals needing sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, large print, Braille materials, or any other accommodations, should contact Chris Coddington of the LAVC Theater Department at (818) 947-2352 at least 5 business days in advance of the performance date.

Ticket Cost: $15 purchased at; $20 at the door

Parking: Guest should park in Parking Lot B. Parking permits are required at all times. Daily Parking permits for student parking spots can be purchased at an LAVC parking pay station. View campus map

For more information please contact: LAVC Theater Arts - Chris Coddington

Phone: (818) 947-2352


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