The hit musical comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opens the University Theatre's 2000-2001 season at Frostburg State University on Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. Additional evening performances are Oct. 7, 12, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. A Saturday matinee is set for Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in FSU's Performing Arts Center Drama Theatre.
With credits by the master of the modern musical Stephen Sondheim, along with television/radio greats Larry Gelbart and Barry Shevelove, this throwback to vaudeville is, according to The New York Times, a "glorious old-fashioned farce that…celebrates everything that man holds dear but can't deny himself: lust, greed, vanity, ambition; in short, all of those little failings that make man human."
Set in Rome, circa 200 B.C., we meet Pseudolus, the laziest slave in Rome, who will do anything to earn his freedom. The fun begins when he is left in charge of his owner's young son, who has fallen madly in love with a beauteous young virgin in the house of Lysuc. The youth promises Pseudolus his freedom if the slave can arrange the boy's marriage to the lovely virgin before his father returns. Of course, Pseudolus agrees and havoc ensues.
Information about and reservations for this and future productions can be obtained by calling 301-687-4145 between 1 and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Season Discount Cards are available for $21, a value of four shows for the price of three. Tickets are $7 for non-students and $3 for students.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.
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