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Thursday, September 18, 2008

A New Production from The Arlington Players

Just got a heads up from The Arlington Players that this show is opening on Friday (Sept. 19):
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

The Arlington Players
Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 2nd Street S.
Arlington, VA, 22204

"Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone: a comedy tonight!" This uproarious farce tells the story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master, Hero, earn the love of a courtesan, Philia. All Pseudolus needs to do is outsmart Hero’s parents, Marcus Lycus, the dealer who owns Philia, and the swaggering soldier Miles Gloriosus, to whom Philia has been promised. Inspired by the works of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, this broad, bawdy, and fast-paced comedy has won multiple Tony awards over the years and is considered one of the all-time great classic musical comedies!

It's scheduled to run through Oct. 4th. If you go, let us know how it was!

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Anonymous AnnaRose said...

So, tell us about it if you go, but we're too cool to make it? ;) It's a great show! The Green Miles should go.

4:00 PM

Blogger The Green Miles said...

Oh, come on, I'm just encouraging reader participation! I'm not saying I'm not going (it's walking distance from my house, so I don't have any excuses). I'm just saying no one wants to hear only The Green Miles blather on all day, let's get some other voices going in here :)

4:47 PM

Anonymous AnnaRose said...

OK, ok. I thought perhaps not only were you foisting your desire to live a smoke-free life on others but you also had something against musical theater!

I wonder what the environmental impact of a live community production is versus a multi-million dollar action movie.

6:23 PM

Blogger The Green Miles said...

Totally. After banning smoking, we're banning musical theater, SUVs, the designated hitter, and decaf coffee. In that order.

7:36 PM

Anonymous annarose said...

OK, I'm with you on everything there EXCEPT the DH. I can't tell you how deep my love of Chili Davis runs, who, according to George Vass is one of the top DH hitters of all time. But I digress...

8:00 PM


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