A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


We want comedy tonight, damn it, and Stephen Sondheim's early hit musical certainly fits the bill. Based on the ancient Roman farces of Plautus, the musical—with book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart—is directed by John Command, who has 50 years of onstage and directorial experience. Over the past decade, Command has plied much of his trade at the Bloomington Civic Theater, but he's come north to Lyn-Lake to take charge of the broad comedy, which includes confused identities, slaves striving for freedom, and a decidedly 1960s look at household servants ("Everyone Ought to Have a Maid"). The cast stars Christopher Teipner as scheming Pseudolus, Eric Heimsoth and Amanda Schnabel (both making their Jungle debuts) as the young lovers, Bradley Greenwald as Miles Gloriosus, Jon Whittier as Hysterium, and husband and wife Richard Ooms and Claudia Wilkins playing onstage spouses.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: June 10. Continues through July 24, 2011

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