Maryland Ensemble Theatre's FUN Company Presents THE COMMEDIA RAPUNZEL
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) presents a new take on the classic, tangled fairytale that we all love. Written by Lane Riosley, this crazy-fun play combines the story of Rapunzel with the commedia style of performance. Watch as Rapunzel lets down her hair, finds adventure, and discovers the balance between absurdity and hilarity! When Gottel the Witch discovers a thief in her garden, she tricks him into exchanging his first-born daughter for a salad. Inspired by the Italian tradition of Commedia dell'arte - improvised comedy plays with few sets and props - this spin on the classic fairytale is hilarious and great for the entire family! Filled with lots of lazzi and witty fun, this commedia tale is a pure delight!
To help bring this tale to life, Director and FUN Company Artistic Director Julie Herber (who is also designing the sound) has brought together a talented cast including Ensemble members: Karli Cole as Arlequin and Caitlyn Joy as Columbine. Joining Karli and Caitlyn are Amanda Spellman as Rosetta and Sean Byrne as Punchin. The Commedia Rapunzel design team includes Matt Vance (set) Doug Grove (lighting), Alison Lepelletier Duval (Props). Sarah Shulman is Stage Managing this production.
Maryland Ensemble Theatre's cast and crew will be providing entertainment from March 25 - April 30, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30pm. Tickets are $14 (includes fees) for all ages; they may be purchased by phone at (301) 694-4744, online at marylandensemble.org or in person at the MET box office.