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Idaho State University to present Moliere’s play ‘The School for Wives’ Nov. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at Bistline Theatre

October 23, 2015
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POCATELLO — The French playwright Moliere’s razor-sharp observations about love, marriage and desire come to life in the play “The School For Wives” that will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 7, 13 and 14 and during a matinee at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 by the Idaho State University Department of Theatre and Dance.

The play will be performed in the ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Bistline Theatre.

Poster for 'The School for Wives'
Poster for ‘The School for Wives’

“Updating ‘The School for Wives’ to the early 1900s and placing it in America also brings new life to the play,” said Sherri Dienstfrey-Swanson, the play’s director and ISU professor of theatre. “Audiences will find the production charming, funny, visibly pleasing, and accessible.”

A physical comedy, “The School for Wives” tells the story of Arnolphe, who believes he has shrewdly concocted the perfect plan to woo a much younger woman to be his wife. Naturally, all of Arnolphe’s scheming is rendered useless, revealing that youth and innocence are no assurance of marital bliss.

Tickets are available for purchase online at or at the ISU Stephens Center Box Office at 282-3595. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for faculty and staff, $10 for children and $7 for ISU students with valid Bengal cards. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and it opens one hour prior to show times.



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