Auburn University Theatre presents ‘The Belle’s Stratagem’

Published: November 04, 2019
Updated: November 07, 2019
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Auburn University Theatre is presenting a comedy of manners, mishaps and mistaken identities with “The Belle’s Stratagem,” opening on Nov. 7 on the Telfair Peet Theatre Mainstage and continuing through Nov. 15.

Presented in conjunction with the biennial meeting of the Aphra Behn and Frances Burney Societies hosted by Auburn University, this 18th century lighthearted comedy is filled with multiple, interwoven subplots that are masterfully witty and spirited and are sure to leave the audience laughing. Accompany Letitia Hardy and her friends, enemies and acquaintances to a masked ball where plots will be hatched, jokes cracked, dances danced and customs turned on their ear.

At Auburn, theatre majors engage deeply in the components of creating, curating and critiquing performance within their classes on a daily basis. Dramaturgy is an opportunity to put that knowledge to work for artistic teams, audiences and communities. A dramaturg conducts research and gathers resources to benefit the production in the form of presentations, study guides, curated conversations, community outreach and lobby displays. They help the production team and also the audience to understand the time period, slang, historical events or cultural events of the play. For “The Belle’s Stratagem,” student dramaturgs help bridge the gap between a historical period and our modern perspectives. A presentation in the Telfair Peet Theatre’s lobby is the work of student dramaturgs.

“The Belle’s Stratagem” is directed by Chase Bringardner. The artistic team includes direction by Bringardner, costume design by Tracy Oleinick, lighting design by Fereshteh Rostampour, music composition and sound design by guest artist Anthony Narciso and scenic design by Auburn student Jack Stoffel. The cast includes Falan Buie-Madden, Tyler Carter, Johnathan Davis, Allison Dixon, Will Glisson, Charlcie Hathorn, Grant Lackey, Zac Moss, Katie Pappas, Addison Peacock, Dexter Pilcher, Lexi Scarbrough, Matt Stephenson, Ebony Strong, Riley Titshaw, Lauren Vedder and Brantley Waller.

The run time for “The Belle’s Stratagem” is two hours and 30 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.

Audience members are invited to dress up in their best masquerade attire on the Saturday, Nov. 9 performance in honor of the show.

Buy Tickets

Tickets for the production of “The Belle’s Stratagem” are available online. Auburn faculty/staff and students receive special promotions to all performances at the Telfair Peet Theatre by logging in at For more information and to purchase tickets, go to the Department of Theatre’s Ticketing Page.

Talkback Thursdays

To engage in discussion around the performance or learn more about the production, make plans to attend “Talkback Thursday” after the show for a conversation with the director and company members.


Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.*

Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.

*Talkback Thursday

Ticket Prices:

  • General: $16

  • Senior Citizen: $12

  • Faculty and Staff: $12

  • AU student with ID: Free

  • Non-Auburn University Student: $12

Find more information online at

Box Office Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

  • On Saturday evening performances: 6-8 p.m.

  • On Sunday matinees: 1-3 p.m.

Contact the Box Office:



Phone: 334-844-4154

Address: 211 Telfair Peet Theatre Auburn, AL 36849

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