This adaptation of the classic Italian comedy is both fast moving and colorful, and it includes two female characters normally omitted. Mirandolina inherits her father's inn in Florence. Beautiful, flirtatious and fiercely independent, she is besieged by suitors that she winds around her little finger. She neglects a mean but noble Duke, a rich but common Count and her father's ex valet to win the love of Major Ripafratta, a confirmed misogynist. She plans to break his heart and strike a blow for women. Add to this two actresses pretending to be aristocrats and the least of worries is a duel in the laundry.
"Its sheer virtuosity leaves you reeling." - BBC TV.
"Mitchell's language sparkles." - Plays and Players.