SCAPINO by Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale
adapted from Moliere
Originally Presented in 1999 On
Oct. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 Nov. 4, 5, 6
Director: Anna Antaramian NEIU faculty
Stage Manager: Maria Castro NEIU
Choreographer: Mary Beth Kisner-Griffin NEIU student
Juggling Choreographer: Bill O’Connor
Sets/Light Designer: Robert Smith NEIU staff
Costume Designer: Tina Haglund NEIU alum
CAPINO by Jim Dale & Frank Dunlop is a self-proclaimed comedy that is “a long way off from Moliere. Taking very loosely the plot of Moliere’s “The Adventures of Scapin”, adding a touch of the Italian commedia dell’arte tradition, a bit of the 60’s audience involvement and a lot of frolicking and mischievous behavior SCAPINO appears.
The plot of the play is very simple. Two young men
fall in love but not with women that meet their fathers’ approval.
In order to get the girls they want they plead with Scapino, a servant,
to help them out of their dilemma. As Scapino says himself, “The
good Lord has blessed me with quite a genius for clever ideas and inspired
inventions which the less talented, in their jealousies, call deceits and
trickery”. Scapino comes to the rescue though not in any traditional
way and so follows a comic madness with one clever ploy following another.
Leboyer, Tim Libretti, Rula Gardenier;
back left to right Daniel Willen
and Helen Johnson.
Bill McIntosh as Scapino
Bill Mayer as Francesco NEIU student
Tony Muscarello as Sylvestro NEIU alum
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