Illinois Central College’s Theatre Program brings Scapin to the stage September 27 – October 6

Illinois Central College’s Theatre Program will present Scapin on the East Peoria Campus’ Performing Arts Center Theatre’s main stage Friday, September 27 through Sunday, October 6. Performance times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm.

Scapin is a rollicking rollercoaster ride full of crazy characters and classical 17th century Italian Commedia hijinks, tempered with accessible modern twists, a little vaudeville, and a late 20th century spin to the language to make for a great performance.

The crafty servant Scapin (portrayed by Ryan Groves, in the brown hat) schemes to help young lovers Octave (Cody Cornwell, in blond curly wig) and Hyacinth (Meghan Bordeaux) overcome the objections of their parents and be together in the ICC production of Scapin, opening September 27 at the ICC Performing Arts Center in East Peoria.
The crafty servant Scapin (portrayed by Ryan Groves, in the brown hat) schemes to help young lovers Octave (Cody Cornwell, in blond curly wig) and Hyacinth (Meghan Bordeaux) overcome the objections of their parents and be together in the ICC production of Scapin, opening September 27 at the ICC Performing Arts Center in East Peoria.

As the play unfolds, the crafty servant Scapin promises to help two pairs of wide-eyed lovers while juggling an array of elaborate disguises and scams to keep their wealthy fathers from discovering they are being swindled out of large sums of their own money. Scapin promises to offer up plenty of innuendo physical comedy, exaggerated characters, audience interaction and fast-paced fun while remaining true to Moliere’s classic farcical tale from the 17th century.  This play is rated PG for adult innuendo.

Cast members include: Ryan Groves of Carlock as Scapin, Logan Henderson of Normal as Sylvestre, Sam Curry of Washington as Geronte, Cody Cornwell of Pekin as Octave, Tannen Skriver of Washington as Leander, Meghan Bordeaux of Peoria as Hyacinth, Ramsey Hendricks of Bloomington as Argante, and Emilie Dierks of Morton as Zerbinette. Rounding out the cast in the roles of maids, police officers, messengers and porters are: Abbie Pfaff of Tremont, Gabriel Ferreira of Peoria, Ryan Fussner of East Peoria, and Victor Griffith of Washington. Scapin is written by Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell and directed by Robin Berkley.

Tickets for the performance are $5 for students and seniors and $7 for the general public.

For tickets or for more information, visit www.ArtsAtICC.com, or call the box office at (309) 694-5136.

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