The Twin Beach Players will present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Boys and Girls Club, 9021 Dayton Ave., North Beach, Md., 20714 October 14-30.
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), this hilarious musical comedy—set in ancient Rome—tells the story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including multiple puns, cases of mistaken identity and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from a line often used by vaudeville comedians to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater."
The production runs for three consecutive weekends October 14-30. Tickets or additional information is available at www.twinbeachplayers.com
Directed by long-time showman Sid Curl of North Beach. Curl h as directed many shows for the Twin Beach Players to include Rumors, Noises Off, The Odd Couple, The Foreigner and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, which was named Best Play in Southern Maryland. Sid has also been associated with many other musicals. He directed Anything Goes, which won the Ruby Griffth Award.
Produced in association with Music Theatre International (MTI). Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.