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The Meramec Theatre presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
February 13, 2009
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on the plays of Plautus
February 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. and February 22 at 2 p.m.
Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight! The play takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which the crafty slave, Pseudolus, struggles to win the hand of the beautiful but slow-witted courtesan, Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for his freedom.
Admission is free. Theatre seating is open. If you require special seating accommodations, please call the Box Office at 314-984-7562 at least two business days prior to performance.