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The Recruiting Officer
Up-the-Hill Theatre
Presented By:
American Players Theatre
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Presented by American Players Theatre

You’re not going to want to let this one sail by – a hearty comedy with a wicked streak, crewed by the kind of impish characters our players can melt right into. Whether they’re attempting to fill their boats or their beds, these recruiters will need to apply some hefty truth-stretching to their deal-closing. If you were to think it’s all a little shady, you’d be absolutely right. But it’s also sexy and hilarious, with a surprising thoughtful side. There are real people to be found hiding behind all that ridiculous ego. It’s only in disguise that their shields begin to slip. It may just inspire us to drop our own.

Featuring: Kelsey Brennan, Nate Burger, Tim Gittings, Juan Rivera Lebron, Brian Mani, Cristina Panfilio, Jefferson A. Russsell, Andrea San Miguel, Marcus Truschinski


Scoundrels are put on notice and women (literally) wear the pants in this uproarious comedy. Recruiting officers travel from port to port wooing men into service at sea, and women into their beds. Two such men, Worthy and Plume, land in Shrewsbury each in love with a woman who lives there. Worthy has asked Melinda to be his mistress – an offer that she declined. Meanwhile, Plume is in love with Melinda’s cousin Sylvia. But Sylvia, grieving her brother’s recent death, disguises herself as a man to get away for a while, throwing everyone’s plans into comedic chaos.

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