Scapino

The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts at Central Memorial High School
band
band
choral
choral
dance
dance
fashion
fashion
media arts
media arts
strings
strings
theatre arts
theatre arts
visual arts
visual arts
April 2009

Scapino is based on Les Fourberies de Scapin (“Scapin’s Deceits”), a three-act comedy by the French playwright Molière. The original play was first staged in 1671 in the theatre of the Palais-Royal in Paris.

It takes place in contemporary Naples, Italy, where the leading character, Scapino, devises a complex plot to help two pairs of lovers against parental opposition that, it turns out, does not exist. Scapino is a rapscallion, a fast-talking, quick-thinking scamp who cleverly manipulates and cajoles everyone into doing what Scapino intends them to do.

CLICK ON IMAGES TO VIEW LIGHTBOX & SLIDESHOW OR VIEW ALL GALLERIES ON FLICKR

Share This