The Studio Presentation Series


The Odyssey 2014

The Studio Presentation Series initiated in the fall of 2009 has succeeded in engaging both patrons and artists.  Targeted for specific-aged audiences rather than the wide-reaching family fare of the Main Stage, the series provides community artists with a unique opportunity to participate in the creative process of “trying out” new, more experimental works under the direction of emerging professional artists. This program allows our company to both cultivate new talent and challenge audiences.

Our 2015 Studio Series Season:

A Night of Commedia Dell’Arte

Featuring Cinderella with the Commedia Players & Commedia Robin Hood by Lane Riosley

June 5 – 14, 2015

Fridays at 7:30PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 4:00PM

About the Show:

“A Night of Commedia” will explore the art of commedia dell arte featuring two stories: Cinderella with the Commedia Players and The Commedia Robin Hood.  In this series, the young performers will engage in physical comedy and learn the basic techniques of commedia, especially the use of the mask.

Cinderella with the Commedia Players:

The Italian tradition of commedia dell’arte may be centuries old, but it’s alive and well in this rollicking play-within-a-play!  The lively commedia troupe spices up the classic Cinderella story with sharp wit, slapstick shenanigans and endless silly squabbles (including baguette fencing, laugh duels and slap fights).

The Commedia Robin Hood:

The merry troupe — Columbine, Arlequin, Punchin and Rosetta — tackle, tumble, trick and trip their way through the tale of Robin Hood with fantastic abandon.  Get ready for action-packed clowning with puppets, stilts, singing, patter verse and mock combat in this unforgettable adaptation.




TBA Very Soon!