(Overtime Theatre Center, 1203 Camden Street, San Antonio, 78215 - click for map)
Mostellaria (The Haunted House)
translated and adapted by Thomas E. Jenkins
directed by Kyle Gillette
September 20 - October 19, 2013
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Overtime Theatre, 1203 Camden Street, San Antonio - click for map
Hijinx and horror combine in this fresh adaptation of Plautus' Mostellaria (The Haunted House). Nominated for several Antonius awards in 190 BCE--including best Middle Republic comedy, and Most Promising Debut by an Umbrian Playwright--The Haunted House has received surprisingly few modern productions, probably owing to the death of Latin. But have no fear: Thomas E. Jenkins' moronic new translation precisely captures the idiocy of the original farce, which scrambles masters and slaves, prostitutes and poltergeists on a particularly hectic day in suburban Rome. So head over to the Overtime Theater to catch this local premiere of Plautus' gloriously goofy Mostellaria: it's the best little horror house in Texas.
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