West Georgia Theatre Company Presents Scapin

Monday, April 14, 2008

A non-stop action comedy will thrill and entertain audiences in the West Georgia Theatre Company production of Moliere’s “Scapin.” Performances begin with a community preview on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. and continue on Wednesday, April 16, through Saturday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. A matinee on Sunday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. will end the season. All performances will take place in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts in the Mainstage Theatre.

Adapted by Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell, “Scapin” explores the trials of Scapin, a servant and consummate con artist who is recruited to help young Octave and Leandre in their quest to attain their true loves’ affections. Despite his best efforts, Scapin scrambles the situation into an even worse mess in this hilarious slapstick comedy.

The performances will be directed by actor and UWG artist-in- residence Bill Bowers. The play will be his directing debut.

Beginning his career as a mime, Bowers studied under the famous Marcel Marceau. Bowers is known for his roles on stage in “The Lion King” and “The Scarlet Pimpernel."

Ticket prices for the performances will be $3 for the community preview and $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for children and free to UWG students with a student ID for the remainder of the performances. TCPA Box Office hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 678-839-4722.