CCBC Essex Academic Theatre goes for laughs with The Menaechmi Twins

Mar 10, 2016 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.840.2482 (cell)

March 17-19 and March 21-22, College Community Center Theatre, CCBC Essex

Baltimore County, Md. – Academic Theatre at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex performs Plautus’ hilarious The Menaechmi Twins March 17, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m., March 21 at 10 a.m. and March 22 at 11:15 a.m. in the College Community Center Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 seniors, students, CCBC faculty, staff and alumni. Admission is free for CCBC students with a current ID. For tickets and information, call the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-2787 (ARTS).

An early Roman comedy by Plautus, The Menaechmi Twins is the earliest recorded “separated twins” comedy. Its plot filled with mistaken identities, misplaced blame and missed connections has inspired other comedies through the centuries, including Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors, and the musicals Boys from Syracuse and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

CCBC Essex Academic Theatre’s ensemble cast includes: CeCe Heck (Baltimore City) as Ancilla and Medicus; Christian Fisher (Essex) as Menaechmus 1; Anjali Cornish (Lutherville) as Messenio, Anna Steuerman (Lutherville) as Prologa and Matrona and Claire Wescott (Lutherville) as Peniculus and Senex; Jalon Payton (Overlea) as Thalio and Cylindro; Yasmine Hasib (Owings Mills) as Erotium, and Giustino Puliti (Perry Hall) as Menaechmus 2.

Linda Chambers, an accomplished area director and playwright as well as a teacher at Carver Center for the Arts and Stevenson University, is guest director for the production. CCBC’s Terri Raulie is the scenic and lighting designer, and James J. Fasching is the costumer.

Are you ready for the ORIGINAL comedy of errors? CCBC Essex Academic Theatre launches its latest fun-filled play, The Menaechmi Twins, starting on March 17th! Join us for some great fun. Here's the promo, and don't get confused... Box Office: 443-840-2787 (ARTS)

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