(Cancelled – to be rescheduled) Punchin loves to play Merlin, employing his big, magical nose as a wand to control Rosetta’s stick horse as she plays young Arthur. Columbine and Arlequin join in the fun to bring us Lancelot, the king, Guenevere, and even an ogre guarding the castle! As always, the players revel in creating much onstage merriment with witty wordplay, teasing, and wigs flying off!
Commedia dell’arte, Italian for “comedy of the professional artists,” was a popular form of improvisational theatre that began in Italy in the 15th century and continued in its appeal for centuries. At that time, all performances were unscripted and held outdoors, with only simple props and no scenery. The influence of commedia dell’arte is evident in much of our contemporary comedy, most notably in the great Commedia artists of the 20th century, the Marx Brothers.
This is a student lead production as part of the STARS Studio summer projects. Directed by Callie Harris and Assisted by Mr. Chad
July 23 – Friday – 6:30 pm
July 24 – Saturday – 6:30 pm
Tickets available at the door.