The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players
Theater Troupe to Premiere Medieval — and Bawdy — French Farces at UCSB
When: Friday, May 17, 2013, 5 p.m.
Where: UCSB Theater and Dance Building, 552 University Road, UCSB Campus, CA
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Performance art
They were the sitcoms of their time — lowbrow comedies that lampooned every serious topic, from sex and relationships to politics and religion. Now a quartet of these theatrical gems will premiere at UC Santa Barbara on Friday, May 17.
On the program are “The Farce of the Fart,” “Confession Lessons,” “Monk-ey Business,” and “Cooch E. Whippet.” In addition, a question-and-answer session with the actors and Enders will follow.
Directed by Betty Ellzey and performed by The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players, who hail from Shepherd University in West Virginia, the four comedies are drawn from “ ‘The Farce of the Fart’ and Other Ribaldries — Twelve Medieval French Plays in Modern English,” an anthology of translations by Jody Enders, professor of French at UCSB.
Event posted May 9, 2013
Last updated May 9, 2013