by Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale
Directed by Peter Mohrmann
April 25 - May 18, 2014
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm , Sundays at 2pm.
Sat. matinee May 17 at 2pm.
Performances will be held at the:
Art Court Theatre, Performing Arts Center
Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
SynopsisMoliere’s take on Commedia dell’Arte gets updated to the disco-crazed 70’s, as two sets of young lovers, both with miserly old fathers, have to entreat the help of a crafty servant. Scapino sets out to ambush, snare, and trick both skinflint fathers out of their money all in the name of love. Slapstick, puns and confusion snowball out of control in this hilarious, zany, and wacky re-telling of a classic story.If your father wants to marry you off to the child of a business associate, but secretly you've already met the love of your life, you're going to need a crafty servant to sort this out, preferably making things as complicated as possible in the process. You had better find Scapino.This play sports not one but two young lovers with miserly old fathers who want to determine their marital destiny. Ottavio has met and secretly married the lovely Hyacinth, and Leandro has fallen in love with the gypsy beauty Zerbinetta and needs money to buy her freedom. But Ottavio's father, Argante, has arranged to marry his son to the long-hidden daughter of Leandro's father, Geronte. So both young men entreat Scapino, Leandro's valet, to make their furious fathers accept their new loves, and trick the skinflints out of a great deal of money. Add another servant, a nurse, a bum and singing waiters, and Moliere’s story gets an updated zany, wacky re-telling."The good Lord has blessed me with quite a genius for clever ideas and inspired inventions which the less talented, in their jealousies, call deceits and trickery!" – Scapino
Adapted by Doug Lawson
Directed by Matt K. Miller
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, April 5, 6 2014
Saturday and Sunday at 12noon.
** Half-price special (Opening Day Only March 8)
All performances at the brand new Little Theatre in the Performing Arts Center (PAC106) on Sacramento City College Campus!
Admission is $5 for all ages (children two years old and under are admitted free).
Group Rate for parties of 15 or more, 20% off!
For reservations and information call 916-558-2174.
A limited number of advance tickets will be available online soon. If online tickets are unavailable, please purchase your tickets at the door.