A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Saturday, May 5 2012 at 7:30 PM
Location: Hartung Theater
The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts presents the musical
comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," written in 1962
by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with music by Tony Award-winning
composer Stephen Sondheim.
One of Broadway’s greatest musical farces, "A Funny Thing Happened on
the Way to the Forum" 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. When
Pseudolus, a wily, lazy, cheating slave, discovers his master’s son is
in love with the girl next door — a courtesan — he promises to help win
her heart in exchange for his freedom. Satire, puns and cases of
mistaken identity abound as Pseudolus concocts a plan so outrageous the
whole neighborhood ends up playing a part — whether they know it or not.
General admission $10. Admission is free for U-Idaho students. Tickets
are $8 for WSU students and U-Idaho faculty and staff.