Les Fourberies de Scapin (literally, "Scapin's Deceits") is a three-act comedy
Classic Theatre Presents: Scapin Adapted from Moliere by Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell
Directed by Matthew Byron Cassi San Antonio, TX— Vaudeville and Commedia Dell' Arte are seamlessly woven into an uproarious fable of scheming lovers, mistaken identities, and clownish greedy servants. Balancing on a delicately taut tightrope of mischief and revenge, the crafty servant Scapin promises to help two pairs of wide-eyed lovers while juggling an array of elaborate disguises to keep their wealthy fathers from discovering the truth. Remaining true to Moliere's classic farcical tale from the seventeenth century, this fresh and side-splitting adaptation adds a late twentieth century spin to the language and hilarious non-stop action. This production features some of San Antonio's most talented actors including recent Juliard School of Drama graduate Brendan Spieth in the titular role.
Scapin: “Well, they say I have a certain esprit, a way with words, with ingenious fancies and pretty deceptions.”
SHOW DATES: May 10-25th, - May 16 and 23 are student performances, please call 210-394-6082 for the Education Department to schedule student groups.
SHOW TIMES: Performances are Friday & Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM, the May 25 Saturday Matinee will be at 3:00 PM. Student Thursday’s begin at 7:00 PM.
LOCATION: All Performances are at the Sterling Houston Theatre at Jump-Start, 108 Blue Star in the Blue Star Arts Complex, 1400 S. Alamo. The theatre is handicap accessible…please call 210-589-8450 for special arrangements.
TICKETS: $25 for General Admission; $20 for Seniors (+65), SATCO, ATAC, MIL w/ID; $10 for Full time students with ID. For group rates please call 210-589-8450. For tickets call 1-800-838-3006 (There is no charge for using our ticket service!!) Or go to www.classictheatre.org and click on “Buy Tickets”.