University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Theatre

The Menaechmi

by Plautus
modern translation by Erich Segal



Performance Information

Director
PETER JACK TKATCH
Scenic Design
JEFF MODEREGER
Costume Design
MARTIN A. THALER
Lighting Design
W. M. SCHENK
Stage Manager
BRIAN TORSTENSON

Cast:
AARON MASI Chief Actor/Messenio JEFFREY NELSON Peniculus
DAN HEALEY Menaechmus I STEPHEN WAGNER Menaechmus II
KIRA DOBSON Erotium MORGAN FOXWORTH Cylindrus/Doctor
JESSICA PEPE Wife KELLY SPINGLER Maid
AARON PELTON Old Man

Synopsis:
Best know as the basis for Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors, The Menaechmi is a comic marvel. Plautus' original farce of separated identical twins--each coincidentally named Menaechmus--who as adults unwittingly occupy the same street of ancient Syracuse is a side-splitting masterpiece filled with delightful schemes, foiled plots, twists, turns, and an abundance of sight gags.

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