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November 9, 2000

St. Edward's University presents: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight! Broadway's greatest farce, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent, and one of the funniest musicals ever written! This production takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, slow-witted courtesan in exchange for freedom.

The cast features equity guest artist Tom Parker and St. Edward's students Jason Hays, Alejandra Mendiola, Sean Richmond and Christi Miles in this hilarious and enjoyable romp through ancient Greece. Productions of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" can be enjoyed Nov. 8-19 at St. Edward's University's Mary Moody Northen Theatre located at 3001 South Congress Avenue. Show times are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 448-8484 for reservations.

Written by Shevelove and Gelbart
Lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Susan Loughran
Musical directions by Pamela Stout
Choreography by Kevin Archambault

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