The Harvard Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity will present Chapman's "All Fooles" for its eleventh annual Elizabethan revival. The play was first produced in Rose Theatre, London, in 1598 and became very popular on account of the many ludicrous situations into which the characters of the play are put. It is a comedy of manners of the best type.
The plot is very complicated, the action centering around Valerio, a young fellow who "longs to swagger." He gets himself into many awkward situations, is secretly married, has a fight with bailiffs, is arrested, and makes a fool of himself because he is unable to curb his inordinate vanity. At the instigation of the villian Rynaldo, Fortunio and Valerio attempt to defraud their fathers. The denouement is most amusing and unexpected.
The play will be presented on the following dates: Monday, April 12, in Brattle Hall, Cambridge; Tuesday, April 13, in Jordan Hall, Boston; Thursday, April 15, in the Academy of Music, Northampton; Saturday, April 17, in "The Barn," Wellesley.