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'Commedia' next in line for St. Vincent College actors

Student actors, left to right, Rona Gehring, Alex Policicchio, Cameron Smith and Ali Kertz rehearse a scene from the St. Vincent College Players production of “Commedia” which opens Friday. Credit: St. Vincent College

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Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, 9:12 p.m.
 

“Commedia,” a play by St. Vincent College graduate James Ragan, is next up for the college's players.

The play is a “modern take on commedia dell'arte,” says director Colleen Reilly.

A form of theater popular in Europe in the 16th to 18th centuries, commedia dell'arte features stock characters, such as the clown, the old miser, young lovers and scheming servants, and puts them in common situations, “with a lot of silliness and laughter along the way,” Reilly says.

Each of the characters will wear a custom-made mask.

Ragan is a 1966 graduate of St. Vincent, who was director of the professional writing program at the University of Southern California for 25 years. The play was first produced in 1984 by actor Raymond Burr.

“Commedia” will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 7 and 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center. Admission is $10. Tickets are available at the box office prior to each performance.

— Tribune-Review

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