Friday, January 9, 2009

Rage's Prisoner of Zenda

Rage - Rage Theatrics, Iowa City's local action theatre company, will present The Prisoner of Zenda at Space/Place Theatre January 23-25 and January 30-Feb 1. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door (cash or check only, please).

The Prisoner of Zenda begins with the arrival in Ruritania of Rudolph Rassendyll, an Englishman who bears a remarkable resemblance to Crown Prince Rudolph. After a chance meeting, the Prince befriends Rassendyll and the Englishman is drawn into a plot by the Prince's brother to usurp the throne. What follows is a comedic adventure of impersonation, romance, and swashbuckling. This production is sponsored by TMone, the UI Division of Performing Arts, Zephyr Printing and Design, and Rage Grafix, with additional support by Falbo Bros. Pizza.

According to director Josh Sazon, "It is a singular pleasure to be working with Rage Theatrics once again, and an absolute delight to be working on this material -- an old-fashioned swashbuckler complete with feats of derring-do, a love story and even a few laughs along the way. Working with actors trained in stage combat is especially a treat, allowing us an opportunity to really push the boundaries with what we can do on stage."

Nancy Mayfield, Rage's Marketing Coordinator, remarks "I never quite know what to expect when I walk into a Rage rehearsal. Fighting, dancing, and romance make for a cast that is filled with energy. A person can really get carried away by this play."

Space/Place is located in North Hall on the University of Iowa campus. North Hall is at the north end of Madison Avenue, adjacent to the North Ramp for convenient parking. The show will run January 23, 24, 30, 31 at 8 pm. Matinee performances are January 25th and Februrary 1 at 2 pm. For more information, contact Scott Lewis at 319-936-1847 or email him.

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