Wisconsin Lutheran College theatre department presents Diary of a Scoundrel

March 21, 2006
MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Lutheran College theatre department will present Alexander Ostrovsky's Diary of a Scoundrel March 30-April 1 at 8 p.m., April 2 at 3 p.m. and April 6-8 at 8 p.m. This classic comedy from 19th century Russia, directed by Professor Jay Sierszyn, is also known as "Too Clever by Half" and "Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man" - proverbs which reflect its witty, satirical nature.

The play follows Gloumov, a poor, young bachelor, in his quest to marry a wealthy woman and acquire a simple, yet lucrative job. To reach these goals, Gloumov will lie, flatter and cater to the vanities of the wealthy. Unable to contain his disgust with his victims, Gloumov decides to relieve his unvoiced satirical comments by recording his schemes in a diary. Accidentally, the diary is discovered by some of Gloumov's wealthy acquaintances, which could mean the end of his plans. The play is an enjoyable mixture of almost farcical comedy and stinging dramatic counterpoint.

Diary of a Scoundrel takes place in the Raabe Theatre located at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave.  Tickets are $8 adults, $7 seniors and $5 students. To purchase tickets, call the Wisconsin Lutheran College box office at (414) 443-8802. Thursday, March 30 is a pay-what-you-can performance.

Wisconsin Lutheran is a liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.