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The Rivals

Can a person be his own worst enemy? Find out as the Roving Park Players take you on a madcap 18th-century romp among the pouty and privileged in Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s rowdy satire, THE RIVALS. Witness forbidden love, betrayal, mistaken identity, hurt feelings, bad grammar, women who read too much, and more! Performances in the parks June 8, 9, 10 11 and 15, 16, 17, 18!

June 8 @ Willamette Oaks Retirement Community, 455 Alexander Loop, Eugene 97401
June 9 @ Owen Rose Garden, 300 N Jefferson, Eugene 97402
June 10 & 11 @ Douglas Gardens Park, 3455 Redwood Dr, Springfield 97478
June 15 & 16 @ Petersen Barn Community Center , 870 Berntzen Rd, Eugene 97402
June 17 & 18 @ @ Maurie Jacobs Park, End of Fir Ln (off River Rd), Eugene 97404

FREE ADMISSION! ALL SHOWS at 6:00 pm, Rain or Shine! (Canopies Provided)
Call 541-686-2738 or 541-914-2374 for more information.

Show Notes

Cast

Sir Anthony Absolute---------father of Captain Jack Absolute Captain Jack Absolute--------son of Sir Anthony Absolute/suitor to Lydia Languish (as Beverley) Faulkland-----------------------friend to Captain Absolute Bob Acres----------------------suitor to Lydia Sir Lucius O’Trigger----------suitor to mystery woman (thinks it’s Lydia) Fig-------------------------------servant to Captain Absolute David----------------------------servant to Bob Acres Thomas, the Coachman [Sergeant-at-law] [Sheridan, the poet] [Errand boy] [Servant in Bob Acres’ lodgings] [Servant in Mrs. Malaprop’s lodgings] [Servant to Julia] [Muses] Mrs. Malaprop-------------------aunt to Lydia Lydia Languish------------------niece to Mrs. Malaprop Julia-------------------------------cousin/best friend to Lydia, ward of Sir A. Absolute, beloved of Faulkland Lucy-------------------------------Lydia’s maid [Maid to Julia]

Crew

Production

Comedy of Errors – performing March 2017

Comedy of Errors 2017 flyer - a play from Roving Park Players Eugene OR

Thoughts About THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

[from Its 2 Directors] The Roving Park Players announces the first show of our 10th season, Shakespeare’s THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. One of the Bard’s earliest plays and one of his silliest, it takes the dilemma of mistaken identity to new heights--take two sets of identical twins, shake vigorously; stir in a jealous wife, her dreamy sister, a wandering dad and a missing mom, and you‘ve got this farcical slapstick of mistaken identities. In this play it’s also possible to detect whispers of Commedia dell’Arte, a popular European theatrical form of the time which emphasized improvisation with broadly-drawn archetypal characters. Indeed, we were drawn to its expressive possibilities for our version, including the use of masks and small comic routines, or lazzi, that we’ve inserted randomly into the show to augment and enliven the action, as well as to underscore the oddness of the play’s premise. The question of identity is at the heart of this play, and despite its farcical nature, Shakespeare, being Shakespeare, can’t pass up the opportunity to examine what it is to be human. The play is filled with people who are trying to find themselves, both literally and figuratively, to discover that certain thing that will complete them. What might that be? Shakespeare asks the question; we and his characters must try to find the answer. Enjoy! ~ Vicki Harkovitch, 2008 /Lisa Shea-Blanchard, 2017

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Roving Park Players

Eugene's Only Itinerant Theater Company!
Thank you for visiting the Roving Park Players Website. We are a non-profit, community theater company in the Eugene-Springfield area. We believe the theater experience should be accessible to everyone! We perform in the parks and at other venues in and around Eugene and Springfield, and our performances are FREE! Please come out and see us!

This Season:

The Roving Park Players 2017

Comedy of Errors
PERFORMANCES indoors
March 9, 10, 11, 12 & 16, 17, 18, 19

Sheridan’s The Rivals
PERFORMANCES in the parks
June 8, 9, 10, 11 & 15, 16, 17, 18

Miss Bunny Bunting's Bonafide Belles or The Trail of the Tenebrous Tiara
an original melodrama by Laura Robinson
PERFORMANCES in the parks
August 10, 11, 12, 13 & 17, 18, 19, 20