In The Great One-Man Commedia Epic, actor/writer/director Matthew R. Wilson single-handedly brings to life the entire cast of 12 characters drawn from the historical Commedia dell' Arte. The story is the classic story of Italian Renaissance comedy: Young lovers have their lives thrown into chaos as their wedding plans are threatened by squabbling fathers, boasting war heroes, and a host of well-meaning but dim-witted servants. The entire town is drawn to the brink of tragedy before love prevails, normalcy is restored, and comedy triumphs. Playing both sides of classic comic double-handers, staging raucous scenes of full-company hysteria, and even dueling himself, Wilson creates an entire world on a bare stage. A treat for avant-garde theatre fans, scholars of dramatic history, and the fun-loving child in all of us, this remarkable event is sure to please anyone who wants to see how modern comedy began 500 years ago as well as those who are looking for laughs today.
Event begins at 7:30PM
Presented by: Creative Cauldron
Featured Artist(s): Matthew R. Wilson