The Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre’s (Armstrong AMT) Masquers theatre troupe reprises its Summer presentation of Company of Wayward Saints, George Herman’s comic tale of wandering players who, while performing a slapstick history of man themselves, discover the comedy and grace of the human condition.
For two evenings only, 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, August 23-24 in Armstrong’s Jenkins Hall Theater, the troupe ushers in the University’s Fall Semester performance schedule with Herman’s commedia dell’ arte-inspired piece.
As for Herman’s troupe, well, they are humanity, wayward saints all, who are far from home and without means. A nobleman may be their salvation if they can put on a good show for him. So, improvise as they will, surprisingly, the Company chooses to present the history of man, from the Garden of Eden through Everyman in birth, adolescence, marriage and death. It is a fine mosaic of life redeemed…
Commedia a 16th century Italian art form, is a genre of comedy that was performed by traveling artisan theatre troupes. Commedia features much improvisation, physical action, common storylines, distorted masks, extraordinary costumes and a cadre of stock characters perhaps the best known of all being Harlequin.
NEW! The Masquers introduce reserved seating for its main-stage performances this season. Regular reserved-seating admission tickets to Company Of Wayward Saints are only $10 and are available at tickets. armstrong.edu, by visiting Armstrong Fine Arts Hall during box office hours at 912.344.2801. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Please be seated by 7:15 p.m.
For more information, visit tickets.armstrong.edu or call the Fine Arts Box Office at 912-344-2801. Box Office hours are noon to 3 p.m., weekdays. There are no daytime box office hours on Saturdays. On performance dates, any remaining seats will be sold at the door beginning one-hour before start time. Call 912.344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.