Bellmore-Merrick’s District Drama Program, The On Tour Company at Calhoun High School is presenting its 4th and final full length production of the year opening on Saturday May 12th.
The public is cordially invited to an evening of comedy as they present this comical, “laugh ‘till your stomach hurts” production of The Venetian Twins by Carlo Goldoni. This classic Comedia dell’arte derived play comes to vigorous, disorderly life on the On Tour Company's Little Theatre stage.
The play takes place in Verona, Italy where Tonino Bisognosi comes into to town and assumes the identity of his twin brother, Zanetto. This causes all sorts of confusion among the characters as the plot unrolls. The actors approach Goldoni's contorted plot with the boisterous humor the playwright intended, often mocking it in asides to the audience. There are elaborate schemes over a horde of jewels and gold, sword fights, fistfights, love duets, seduction attempts, flirtations, battles with the law and endless confusions of identity. The play is fun and enticing for audiences of all ages.
Performances are Saturday May 12th, Friday May 18th, and Saturday May 19th at 7:30 PM in the Calhoun’s Little Theatre! Tickets are $8.00 for students or seniors and $10.00 for adults. You can pre-order tickets by calling the box office at (516) 992-1377. Come support Calhoun and enjoy a night of fun and laughter!