‘Scapino’ hits the Mount Mercy University stage

ScapinoMount Mercy University will present Scapino, a comedy by Fank Dunlop and Jim Dale, on November 10 – 12 at 7:30 p.m. and November 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Mount Mercy McAuley Theater.

Full of antics and mischief, the play, a liberal adaptation of Moliere's ''Les Fourberies de Scapin,'' follows the love escapades of two young men in their quest for marriage to two young ladies as the volley against parental opposition – namely, their fathers. In their desperation, the men plead their case to Scapino, a quick-witted, fast talking trickster, to help them out of their dilemma.

Comic madness and clever antics soon take over the plot as the ruthlessly clever Scapino provides the catalyst for manipulation and proves himself the true conjurer to this fun farce.

Tickets are $8.00 for the general public and $6.00 for students and senior citizens. Group rates are available at the student price for groups of ten or more. The McAuley Theater is located on the terrace level of McAuley Hall on the Mount Mercy University campus. For more information call 319-363-8213 ext. 1229.

The play is directed by Mount Mercy Associate Professor of Speech/Drama Kathi Pudzuvelis. Cast members include:

  • Ben Wood, a junior public relations/communication studies major from Cascade Iowa, who plays the role of Ottavio
  • Cody Bouwman, a senior fine arts and English major from Alvord, Iowa, who plays the role of Sylvestro
  • Tyler Hartley, a freshman psychology and sociology major from Wilton, Iowa, who plays the role of Scapino
  • Kelsey Fenton, a freshman nursing major from Burlington, Iowa, who plays the role of Giacinta
  • Jamie Zaruba, a senior speech communication/theatre and secondary education major from Cedar Rapids, who plays the role of Argante
  • David Hein, a 1987 alumnus of Mount Mercy from Cedar Rapids, who plays the role of Geronte
  • Jarod Heims, a sophomore mathematics major from Monticello, Iowa, who plays the role of Leandro
  • Danny Wayson, a freshman undeclared major from North Liberty, Iowa, who plays the role of Carlo
  • Rebecca Redmond, a sophomore marketing and fine arts major from Bernard, Iowa, who plays the role of Zerbenittta
  • Miaree Ure-Harmon a second degree earner majoring in secondary education from Coralville, Iowa, who plays the role of a nurse
  • Kate Till, a freshman art and education double major from Andrew, who plays the role of a waitress
  • Amanda May Eulberg, a junior speech/drama major from Cedar Rapids, who plays the role of a waitress
  • and Casey Birkicht, a sophomore English major from Fort Atkinson, Iowa, who plays the role of waitress. 
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