In this fabulous comedy, the “Beaux” Mr. Aimwell and Mr. Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in London, flee to provincial Lichfield. Shamed and debt-ridden, their “Stratagem” is to marry for money. Posing as master and servant, they encounter a variety of obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a turbulent priest. But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs. Sullen, they are most at risk, for in love, they might be discovered.
Screens at both Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano.