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'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' on stage in Bellevue

By Tandem Media Network • Sep 6, 2018 at 9:00 PM

BELLEVUE — Opening night of the Bellevue Society for the Arts production “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is today.

The broadway show will also play this Saturday and Sunday and Sept. 14 to 16. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m., except 2 p.m. on Sept. 8, 9 and 16.

Directed by Laura Horn, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is a fast-pace witty story based in the streets of ancient Rome.

“The production takes place in ancient Rome. Hero (yes that's his name) has fallen in love with a courtesan who has been sold to a Roman General. He enlists his cunning and resourceful slave, Pseudolus, to help him get the girl, all in exchange for his freedom,” Horn said.

According to the director, attendees of the show will experience several emotions — happiness, glee and hopefulness.

“This is a genuinely funny musical. The script is so well-written; the actors could just stand on stage, reading from the script, and the audience would still laugh. So, if a person has NO interest in laughing or smiling, they should not come see this show,” Horn said.

Tickets and more information are available at 419-484-2787.

Community theatre can be considered the glue to a community by allowing arts to offer opportunities to performers, allow self expression, entertain the public and promote creativity, she said.

“We live in a fast-paced, high-demand world, and we all have stress! Entertainment (whether it's theatre, TV, movies, music, books, or video games) is more important than ever because it allows us to take a mental break from ourselves. We get to relax and forget about our own lives for a little while,” Horn said.

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