WSU Student Production ‘Scapin’ Set for April 18-21

PULLMAN, Wash. — “Scapin,” a play designed for Washington State University students and their parents for Mom’s Weekend, is set for April 18-21 on the WSU campus.

The play, produced by students, runs about two hours and will show at Daggy Hall’s Wadleigh Theater. The show time is 8 p.m. with a matinee planned for 2 p.m. on April 21.

The play is an adaptation of Moliere’s classic, “Fourbenes de Scapin,” written in the 17th century. The show is an Italian farce about a scheming servant who tricks two fathers out of their money. Simultaneously, their two sons are running into troubles with love and marriage. Several plots run in different directions until Scapin pulls them all to the finish line.

Moliere was born in Paris as Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, later changing his last name to Moliere. He was France’s greatest comic dramatist and commonly produced, directed and acted in the plays he wrote. He was the creator of French high comedy, which focuses on exposing society’s craziness. He wrote “Fourbenes de Scapin” two years before his death, and since its release it has been adapted more than 100 times.

Ticket prices are $4 for students with ID, $6 for senior citizens and $8 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Daggy Hall.

For more information, call 509/335-7236.