Get ready for a belly-busting comedy with Williamsburg Players’ last production of the season, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”
“It’s definitely a crazy plot that will keep you guessing the whole time,” said Jessi DiPette, Williamsburg Players spokeswoman.
DiPettisaid the play is about a slave in ancient Rome who tries to win his freedom by setting his master’s son up with a neighbor’s courtesan.
“It’s a very up and down journey, lots of characters, lots of funnies and you definitely end up in a place you don’t expect it to when it starts,” DiPette said.
Some of the comedic elements of the play include classic slapstick humor and fourth wall breaks.
“There are so many funny moments that it’s hard to pick one favorite,” DiPette said. “Every rehearsal we have something new that somebody is crying, laughing about.”
DiPette said audience members will leave the theater wanting to see the play again.
“There’s a lot of hidden moments you could miss if you turn your head at the wrong moment and every single character on stage will have something about them that will make you smile,” DiPette said.
“But everyone has their unique personality and you’ll need to see it more than once to catch everything."
Want to go?
At 8 p.m. June 7-22, and 2 p.m. June 8, 15, 22 and 23, James-York Playhouse, 200 Hubbard Lane. Tickets $12-20; purchase at williamsburgplayers.org or by calling the box office at 229-0431.
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