Written by the French playwright Molière and originally staged in 1671, The Schemings of Scapin is a rollicking, quick-witted comedy that recounts the story of a conniving servant, Scapin, and the two well-to-do fathers whose money Scapin swindles.  The play—produced by West Shore Community College in Scottville—runs from Thursday, March 6th until Sunday, March 9th.

The brazenly-conniving servant Scapin is among the most devious and audacious characters you’ll ever encounter. Two young men, Octave and Leandre, enlist his help to save them after they pledge marriage to women their fathers wouldn’t approve of. Improvising his way through treacherous turns and outrageous misbehavior, Scapin manages to help the two men and their brides, even managing to exact a personal revenge in the process. But when Scapin is caught in the middle of a trick and abandoned by his cohorts, will his scheming be enough to get him out of trouble unscathed?

The Schemings of Scapin runs March 6-9, 2014 on the Center Stage Theater. Buy tickets here!

Photo(s) by A.C.T. Theater