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CMC Theatre presents ‘Scapin’

Submitted photo/Jessica SullivanHyacinth (Emily Cochran) beseeches Scapin (Mike Banks) to help her in Colorado Mountain College Theatres Scapin, a humorous tale of lies, revenge and unbelievable coincidence, opening at 7:30 p.m. today at Spring Valleys New Space Theatre.
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Colorado Mountain College Theatre players return to the stage this month with their comical presentation of Moliere’s “Scapin.”The madcap farce about mistaken identity, arranged marriages and a mischievous servant out to humiliate his master takes place at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and Oct. 27-29 at Spring Valley’s New Space Theatre. An afternoon matinee will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday.”Scapin” is a comedic flurry of scheming and trickery that revolves around a servant trying to get money from two stingy fathers whose sons have married without consent. A series of well-crafted lies and a few unbelievable coincidences add to the madness as the story comes to a chaotic and side-splitting conclusion.The cast includes CMC students Austin Ford as Octave (Argante’s son); Michael Farnsworth as Leander (Geronte’s son); Jes Sullivan as Zerbinette (Leander’s love); Billy Trejo as Sylvestre (Octave’s servant); Amanda Cole as Nerine (Hyacinth’s servant); and Koriisa Hoover and Mary-Lowren Wilkins as police/porters/messengers.The cast also features community members Brendan Cochran as police/porters/messengers; Emily Cochran as Hyacinth (Octave’s Love); Miles Silverman as Geronte (Leander’s father); theatre professor Thomas Cochran as Argante (Octave’s father); and Mike Banks as Scapin.Cochran directs the CMC presentation of “Scapin,” which Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell adapted for the CMC stage.Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and are available by calling the CMC Theatre box office at 947-8252, or reserving online at acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=96577.


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