TribLIVE

| AandE


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

'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

Daily Photo Galleries

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

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Attorney: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision
  2. U.S. Steel to relocate corporate headquarters on former Civic Arena site
  3. Allegheny judge Woodruff, ex-Steelers corner, to run for Pa. Supreme Court
  4. New Kensington-Arnold employee suspended over alleged inappropriate contact with student
  5. High winds knock out power, injure man at Cranberry construction site
  6. Clues to Chief Justice John Roberts’ thinking on new ObamaCare case
  7. PennDOT says opening of HOV lanes delayed because of power outage
  8. Pennsylvania human services agency gets new name
  9. Domestic dispute at gas station leads to lockdown at Arsenal Middle School
  10. Allegheny County will stop asking about employees’ criminal history, executive says
  11. 4 injured when vehicles collide, car plows into North Huntingdon auto body shop
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.