Farces were a colorful mainstay of 18th-century theatre. And "She Stoops to Conquer," by the Anglo-Irish playwright Oliver Goldsmith, which premiered in 1773 in London, is a celebrated part of the genre.
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Despite LaBute's unfortunate script, Power Plays is an overall enjoyable, light night at the theatre. The 75-minute runtime and affordable price make this an easy night of live theatre.
It was when Tennessee Williams took him to see The Glass Menagerie that William Inge decided to become a playwright -- very much influenced, as it turned out, by his pal.
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