Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Opens May 10

Coralville - "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, directed by Patrick Du Laney, opens May 10 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. The show runs two weekends (May 10-12 and May 17-18).

Broadway's great farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written -- the perfect escape from life's troubles.

Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave (Pseudolus) struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan (Philia) for his young master (Hero), in exchange for freedom.

This show contains some adult situations, and is considered rated PG.

Because this show is so popular with the college and high school audience, student ticket prices are now just $12 for all students, elementary through college. Tickets are $22 for adults, $17 for seniors and $12 for all students including college students. (includes the $2 ticketing fee).

Tickets are available online at, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street and at the Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street."

(Source: City Circle Newsletter)

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