2019 Season

Desperate Remedies

Monday, June 3

Unleashed! Impassioned! Hellbent! At a distant point of empire in a town called Hope, ‘Draper of Distinction’ Dorothea Brooks begs studly migrant Lawrence Hayes to marry her sister Rose in order to save her from her addiction to opium, sex, and the dastardly Fraser. Lawrence, however, has his eyes on Dorothea herself, much to the distress of malevolent politician and war profiteer William Poyser, not to mention Brooks’ sultry lover, Anne Cooper. Complications ensue. Duh! In conjunction with our production of Jen Silverman’s THE MOORS, BST hosts a free screening of New Zealand filmmakers Stewart Main and Peter Wells’ sumptuous riff on bodice-ripping romance novels – gloriously overblown, shamelessly camp and utterly wonderful! Breasts will heave!