Bolingbrook High School Theater presents....
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
March 16, 17, 23, 24 - 7pm
March 18 - 3pm
Synopsis: Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), the musical tells the comical story of a slave named Pseudolus in a desperate attempt to win his freedom. He does this by attempting to help his young master, Hero, earn the love of a courtesan, Philia. Meanwhile, Pseudolus has to outsmart Hero's parents, the slave-master, Lycus, and the captain of the army that has already paid for Philia, Miles Gloriosus. Also, an old man, Erronious, is desperately searching for his lost children. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors and cases of mistaken identity. The title derives from the line that vaudeville comedians often used to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".
Directed by Mark Wayne, the cast of characters includes Eric Hansen, Troy Schaeflein, Janelle Villas, Caleb Hand, Ceirstan Quarles, Shane Cook, Mark Tesoro, Jon Worlton, Brandon Januska, Marisa Vargas, Kendra Johnson, Jordan Nazos, Cassie Buckley, Gina Gardner, Karlie Vegas, Paige Kennedy, Alexis Pullins, Kelsey Schaeflein, Brady Bettis, Jon Slowik, Ben Worlton, Connor Hale, Nick Lucero, Gizelle Biore, Kayla Carmichael, Claire Pigors, Jonathan O'Brien, Austin Nelson, Emily Coronado, Abby Keifer, Kiana Martin, and Saukhya Gumidyala. Student Director is Robert Schauner.
Bolingbrook High School Auditorium
365 Raider Way
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Reserved Seat Tickets - $8 in advance; $10 at the door
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Questions or additional information, please contact Diane Parro at 630-430-3808.