“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” will be staged at 8 p.m., Aug. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25; 4 p.m. Aug. 19; and 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at The Lakewood Theater, 76 Theatre Road, Madison.

The comedy is a fast-paced farce that promises to have audiences rolling on the floor. Taken straight from the roots of comedy, the production combines the ancient comedies of Plautus with a vaudevillian delivery. Pseudolus schemes to win the heart of the beautiful virgin, Philia, for his young master, Hero. In exchange, Hero will grant Pseudolus his freedom once and for all.

However, things are never as easy as they seem. Chaos ensues with hair-brained schemes, cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and convoluted plot twists.

Starring Stan Pinnette, Mark Nadeau, Juan Lavelle-Rivera, CodyCurtis, Payton Snowden, Ted Smith, Cheryl Seamans, Cary Libby, Earl Boyd, Jacob Coombs, Romy Gerstenberger, Ethan Gilles, Daniel Giroux-Pare, Hannah Hanson, Victoria Broadley, Kaelie Merrill, Gabi Pizzo, WiIl Stecher and Ethan Wiers.

Tickets cost

For more information, call 474-7176 or visit lakewoodtheater.org.

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