The Son of Arlecchino
May 13, 2006 — A slapstick comedy about sex, drugs, and flatulence!
$1 Thursdays for Drexel Students! Come to the Mandell Theater on either Thursday and pay just $1.00 for your ticket with your valid student ID!
The Department of Performing Arts presents The Son of Arlecchino by Leon Katz, May 4 through May 13, 2006 in the Mandell Theater of Drexel University, 33rd & Chestnut Streets. Performances of The Son of Arlecchino are scheduled for Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $5 for the Drexel community and $10 for the general public. To order tickets please call 215-895-ARTS.
The libidinous Pantalone schemes to keep his virtuous bride chaste while, with the help of 16th century Viagra, he works his way back between the arms of his mistress. His plans are complicated by the antics of a jealous doctor, a seductive monk, a vulgar bawd, and of course the delightfully devilish servant, Arlecchino.
Director Gerre Garrett, member and director of Philadelphia's premiere sketch comedy troupe The Waitstaff, brings together scenic designer Jason Hinebaugh (Ahab: A Musical Odyssey), costume designer Bill Pollock (Theater Program Director at Drexel University), and lighting designer Robb Andersen (Korseh Dance Company) for this bawdy comedy.
This eight member cast, including special guest artist Brendon Gawel bring the characters and the vulgar humor of commedia dell' arte to life in this spectacular production.
The Son of Arlecchino will close out the 2005/2006 season for the Drexel Players, Drexel University's Theater ensemble.The Department of Performing Arts at Drexel University exists to enhance the cultural literacy of all Drexel students by providing them with opportunities to study, create, perform, manage and experience dance, music, and theatre.To learn more, please visit www.drexel.edu/westphal.