SUNY Broome’s actors are back in rehearsal following spring break for the upcoming production of the commedia dell’arte play “The King Stag.”
This ancient form of theater is rarely produced. Emerging out of Italy centuries ago, it was so popular it spread all over the world and has been performed for over three centuries.
Features of the production are live musical accompaniment by Will Westcott and original puppets and masks made especially for our production. And for the first time in a number of years, Director Katherine Bacon will be among the cast in a small role.
Written by Carlo Gozzi, the play is full of what are considered “stock” commedia characters, star-crossed lovers, magicians, mistaken identities, fantastic animal transformations and much more.
We tried to respond to requests that we have more weeknight performances so that more faculty and students can attend.
Performances are next Tuesday, April 30; Wednesday, May 1; and Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. in The Angelo Zuccolo Little Theatre in the Student Center. As usual, the show will be presented without an intermission and will be over by 9 p.m.
More information on Carlo Gozzi: “Turandot,”the famous Puccini opera, and “The Love For Three Oranges,” the Prokofiev opera, are two great works that were based on plays written by Carlo Gozzi.
Faculty and staff always get comp tickets, but we do ask that you make reservations at 778-5191 after April 27.