SCHOOLED IN SCANDAL
A play in two acts | 6M, 3F (doubling)
Set in a London rife with gossip, blackmail, and political intrigue during the reign of mad King George III, this darkly comic tale follows the development of the friendship between famed playwright, theater manager, and politician Richard Brinsley Sheridan and young poet Lord Byron. In this complicated world where everybody seems to be doing the wrong thing for the wrong reason, Sheridan comes to confront the classic choice between doing the right thing and suffering personally, or betraying his conscience and profiting from it.
World Premiere | La Jolla Playhouse | 2000
Directed by Mark Brokaw
Featuring Christopher Burris, Maria Dizzia, Bairbre Dowling, Francesca Faridany, Sherman Howard, Charles Janasz, Trey Lyford, Robert Machray, Ray Reinhardt, Jeremy Shamos, Sandra Shipley, and Alison Weller
"A darkly comic view of the politics and scandals of the times, with ironic parallels to the present."
—The Los Angeles Times