The Loomis Chaffee Performing Arts Department will present this year’s fall play, The Love of Three Oranges, by Hilary DePiano, based on a Commedia Dell’arte scenario by Carlo Gozzi, next Tuesday through Saturday, October 26–30 on an outdoor stage next to Chaffee Hall.
Commedia Dell’arte, an early form of professional theater popular in Italy from the 16th through the 18th centuries, includes a minimal set, masks, improvisation by the actors, and physical comedy. During its five-show run, The Love of Three Oranges will illustrate the universal themes of love, friendship, and the power of laughter.
Theater teacher David McCamish is the director, with English teacher David Edgar serving as the assistant director of the 18-member cast of students in this comedy. Three student stage managers and 10 student crew members will also assist in the production.
Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The play will be performed outside. Please remember to dress accordingly. In addition, performances will proceed as planned if there is only light precipitation, but any show may be cancelled if there is significant rain, wind, snow, or other bad weather.