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Carroll Community College Presents Performances of Androcles and the Lion

Release Date: 10/21/2010

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Carroll Community College Presents Performances of Androcles and the Lion

Westminster, Md., Carroll Community College will present Androcles and the Lion on  Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. & 7p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Theater in the Scott Center. Admission is $5 for students, seniors, faculty and staff. General Admission is $10.


Androcles and the Lion is a refreshingly antic, irreverent treatment of Aesop's fable.  Performance Director Dr. Jean Burgess said, "This play will be fun for the audience, and it is a wonderful opportunity for our students to work in a physical, comic acting style."


One of the most popular children's plays ever written,  Androcles and the Lion has been produced in twenty countries. In Commedia dell'Arte tradition, a group of strolling players sets up their stage and gives a performance. Using authentic staging and stock characters of Commedia -- the miserly Pantalone, the bragging Captain, the romantic Lovers, the trickster Arlinquin, plus an endearing Lion -- Aesop's fable becomes a colorful theatrical experience. The play skyrockets with zany comedy and glows with the warmth of friendship. Androcles and the Lion is a prize- winning play, applauded around the world, again, and again.


"Androcles shares the spirit of kindness in a play full of high-energy physical antics and catchy songs.  This is going to be a great opportunity for families with younger children to come together and attend theatre," said Discipline Coordinator of Theatre and Speech Bill Gillett.



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