Stained Glass Playhouse presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at Stained Glass Playhouse
The Stained Glass Playhouse will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at Stained Glass Playhouse, 4401 Indiana Ave. in Winston-Salem. Performances will take place July 20-22, 27-29, & Aug. 3-5. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, and combined with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is a musical romp through Rome that includes desperate lovers, mistaken identities, scheming neighbors, slamming doors, and secrets behind every toga.
All performances will be held at Stained Glass Playhouse, located at 4401 Indiana Avenue in Winston-Salem, NC, in the former sanctuary of Marvin United Methodist Church. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors (60+) and teachers, and $12 for students. For more information about the show, visit stainedglassplayhouse.org/forum/.
Pseudolus (Jacob Patrick), a crafty slave, aims to earns his freedom from his young master, Hero (Kolton Collins), by winning for him the heart of a beautiful virgin, Philia (Gill Thornton). The task, however, is not as easy as it seems. Philia is a courtesan from the neighboring house of Marcus Lycus (Michael Burke), and has already been promised to Miles Gloriosus (Jason McKinney), a Captain in the Roman army. Undeterred, Pseudolus devises a clever scheme to sneak Philia away.
But the plan becomes more and more complicated as others get involved: Hero’s parents Senex and Domina (Carl Nubile and Lauren Willard), who return home early from a trip; Hysterium (Patrick Burke), the chief slave of the household; their other neighbor Erronius (Jeff Jackson), returning from a long and unfruitful search for his two children who were kidnapped in infancy by pirates; and the other captivating courtesans of the house of Lycus.
Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Author, and considered one of Broadway’s greatest farces, this fast-paced, witty, irreverent and hysterical show has “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!”
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
2018-2019 Season Flex Tickets are available now at stainedglassplayhouse.org/tickets/ or by calling the Box Office at (336) 499-1010. For those interested in supporting Stained Glass Playhouse or advertising in our show programs, Flex Tickets can also be obtained through giving and sponsorship opportunities available on our website.
Check out our entire season at stainedglassplayhouse.org/2018-2019-season/:
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, July 20 – August 5, 2018
“A Christmas Cactus”, November 2-18, 2018
“Barefoot in the Park”, February 1-17, 2019
“The Rainmaker”, May 3-19, 2019
Stained Glass Playhouse is a 501(c)3 non-profit community theatre specializing in affordable, professional-quality productions in a small, intimate setting. Located in the former sanctuary of Marvin United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Stained Glass Playhouse offers shows and theatrical events which encompass moral messages, family values, and community issues. We are a member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Arts Council (intothearts.org) and the North Carolina Triad Theatre League (triadtheatre.com).