It’s ancient Rome… during a time when it happened to be filled with good singers. Pseudolus is a slave who will do what it takes to win his freedom. To this end, he promises to help his young master win the love of a young courtesan who lives in a neighbor’s house. The plot quickly gets complicated and the plan thus becomes more complex. Opening June 12 at Cascades Theatrical Company.
Mistaken identity, disguises, people returning home earlier than expected, puns, a Cretan plague that causes its victims to smile endlessly in its terminal stages and satire about social class all enliven this show, along with many delightful songs. The theme throughout rehearsals for director Deb De Grosse and her cast has been bigger, faster, funnier.
Music is by Stephen Sondheim. The story is by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will open Friday June 12. Opening night includes a dessert reception beforehand. The show runs through June 27.
Tickets: $20 adults, $16 seniors (60+), $13 for students.
Thursday June 11 is preview night, when the public gets a chance to watch the final dress rehearsal for $10. The three weekend run includes Sunday matinees at 2pm on June 14 and two Thursday evening performances. All evening shows begin at 7:30pm.
Cascades Theatre box office at 541-389-0803
148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend
This summer, Cascades Theatrical Company’s All Aspects Teen Theatre will hold daytime workshops in July beginning on the 7th and ending with a showcase on July 30-31.