Performance

Rude Mechanicals LogoThe Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players present: 

FOUR MEDIEVAL FRENCH FARCES

Friday, May 17, 5:00-7:30pm, Theater & Dance West 1701

Directed by Professor Betty Ellzey (Shepherd University, Department of English and Modern Languages)

Translated by Professor Jody Enders (UC Santa Barbara, Department of French and Italian)

This event is free and open to the public–all are welcome!
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Program

Welcome: Jonathan Forbes (UC Santa Barbara, Department of English)

Introductory remarks: Aria Dal Molin (UC Santa Barbara, Department of French and Italian)

“Confession Lessons”
Wife: Kyra Soleil
Husband: Dylan Meushaw
Colette: Suzanne Jones
Genie: Catherine Ellzey

“Cooch E. Whippet”
Cooch: Kevin Tamplen
Wilhelmina: Ryan Smith
Father John: Daniel Broussard

“The Farce of the Fart”
Jehannette: Catherine Ellzey
Hubert: Elod Bartos
Judge: Suzanne Jones
Lawyer: Tai Sommers
Judge’s Clerk: Ryan Smith

“Monk-ey Business”
Blotto: Phil Cruz
Dottie: Michelle Baker
Brother Peter: Daniel Broussard
Gatekeeper: Tai Sommers

Stage Manager: Corey Barb

Talk-back with translator and professor Jody Enders and The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players

The texts for all of the farces were edited and translated by Jody Enders, published in “The Farce of the Fart” and Other Ribaldries: Twelve Medieval French Plays in Modern English (University of Pennsylvania 2011).  Produced by special arrangement with the University of Pennsylvania Press. © 2011 University of Pennsylvania Press

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