Oddfellows Playhouse Junior Repertory Company stages one of the greatest comedies of all time, The Love of Three Oranges. The commedia will run March 12-14 at the Playhouse, which is located at 128 Washington Street in Middletown.
The play, combines a traditional Italian fairy tale with the zany physicality of Commedia dell’ Arte. The story features a hypochondriac Prince, his jealous cousin who wants to bump him off to get the throne, the Prince's commedia servant sidekick, various commedia standards like the miser Pantalone and pedant Dottore, an evil sorceress named Fata Morgana, a wicked fairy, numerous comic ghouls and monsters, and, of course, some magical oranges. The Love of Three Oranges is brought to rambunctious life by the cast of young actors ages 12-14, who make up the Junior Repertory Company.
Directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Dic Wheeler, the play features set design by Tina Hurlbert, lighting design by Jon-Paul LaRocco, live musical accompaniment by Myke Halpin, costume design by Nicki LaPorte, and properties design by Maria Louise Brower.
Performances will be at 7 pm on March 12 – 14, and there will also be a 2 pm matinee performance on Saturday, March 14. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and kids. Thursday, March 12 is a “Pay-What-You-Can” preview.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to , email , or call (860) 347-6143. Oddfellows is a non-profit youth theater which has been offering unique, high quality performing arts experiences to Connecticut young people since 1975.