TheaterWorks offers a night of musical comedy to start out the MasterWorks Series in 2019. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is on stage in the Gyder Theater February 15th through March 3rd at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.

Pseudolus, a Roman slave, must unite his young master, Hero, with the girl next door in order to win his freedom. A seemingly easy feat turns difficult though when they learn that she has been sold to another. Join us in ancient Rome to witness the chaos that ensues in this quest for freedom and love.

This fast-paced farce combines some of the original roots of comedy, drawing it's plot from the ancient comedies of Plautus while utilizing a vaudevillian style. The title itself derives from a line often used by vaudeville comedians to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater". Come enjoy a night of slamming doors, mistaken identities and uproarious laughter in a show that promises, "Something for everyone: a comedy tonight."

Tickets for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum are now on sale. General admission tickets are $36 with senior and student discounts available. The production takes place in the Gyder Theater of the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (10580 N. 83rd Dr. , Peoria, AZ 85345). To purchase tickets or find out more about Theater Works and the Puppet Works productions, contact the Box Office at (623) 815.7930 or visit

Theater Works at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts is entering its 33rd season of providing exceptional theater to the West Valley. Theater Works is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for children, patrons and artists to experience theater that inspires, enriches and enlightens through the experience of the performing arts. Theater Works acts as the managing tenant for the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts which features more than 200 events a year including: live theater, classical concerts, jazz, popular music, dance, comedy, cultural events, festivals, youth and adult education classes and much more. For more information, call 623.815.7930 or visit

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