The Brothers Menaechmus
The Brothers Menaechmus: A Classic Comedy About Twins and Mixed-Up Identities
Most of us are familiar with Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors, and some might know Rodgers and Hart's musical The Boys from Syracuse. But have you ever heard of Plautus's The Brothers Menaechmus? It's the old Roman play that inspired them both. Concordia University's theater department is performing this comedy classic, in a translation by Erich Segal. In it, a married gentleman named Menaechmus arranges to have a feast at the home of his mistress, Erotium. While preparations are in progress, he strolls off to the forum. Suddenly, his long-lost twin brother -- also named Menaechmus -- arrives. After a crescendo of comic confusions, identities are finally unscrambled, and the brothers are reunited.
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The last date listed for The Brothers Menaechmus was Sunday September 29, 2013 / 2:00pm.
Parking was a long way away from the venue, so if you go, wear shoes which allow you to walk about 1/2 to 4/3 of a mile up and down inclines. The parking is free but very narrow parking spaces, try to get there a little early. The venue, is lovely, a sanctuary I believe.Music of the Americas info • Apr 15 2013 star this tip starred
Written by Plautus
Translated by Erich Segal
Directed by Tony Vezner