Androcles and the Lion

Mar 2, 2018 - Apr 1, 2018

The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company is excited to present Aurand Harris’ renowned adaptation of the classic Aesop’s fable, Androcles and the Lion, directed by Meghann Henry.

Androcles and the Lion_finalRefreshingly antic, this irreverent version has been produced in 20 countries and is written in the style of Italian commedia dell’arte. In commedia tradition, a group of strolling players set up their stage and give a performance. Using authentic staging and stock characters of commedia – the miserly Pantalone, the bragging Captain, the romantic lovers, the trickster Arlequin, plus an endearing lion – this fable becomes a colorful theatrical experience. The play skyrockets with zany comedy. It also glows with the warmth of friendship. Androcles and the Lion is a prize-winning play, applauded around the world again and again!