Saturday, October 19, 2013

MVP's "Plague" Press Release 10/8/2013

"Plague, the musical" infectious comedy

     The  Marble Valley Players are pleased to present, for the first time in the United States, "Plague, the Musical".  Don't be put off by the name.  Although the play takes place in 1665 during the London Bubonic plague, that's where it's historical accuracy ends.  It is best described as a romantic musical comedy, set against a background of London during the Black Death!  The authors, David Massingham and Matthew Townend, first presented  "Plague"  at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it sold out and was named “Pick Of The Fringe” that year. 
     This play is a bit of a departure for the Marble Valley Players  who usually do the tried and true musicals, most recently "Hello Dolly",  "Beauty and the Beast", "Guys and Dolls" and "Baby".  But director Martin Bones has chosen this play for its broad appeal to fans of Monty Python-type humor.  Featuring contagious music under the direction of  Gary Schmidt and lively dancing choreographed by Erika Schmidt, "Plague" should delight all audiences.  The all local cast stars Taylor Ampatiellos in the role of Clive with Katherine Bullock as his love  
interest, Isabella.  Other leads include  Edmund Crelin,  Emily Billado,  Frank Wright,   Wheaton Squier,  Matthew Eckler, Will Giering, and  Eric Korzun plus choruses of beggars, Druids, rats and  corpses.  
This Infectious musical comedy will be presented on October 18,19, 25 at 8:00 PM plus a Special Midnight Show on Sat. Oct. 26th after the Halloween parade. All performances are at the West Rutland Town Hall Theater.
 Don't  miss this historical, hysterical performance which promises to be America's  next "cult" show.  Seating is limited. 
General admission tickets are $20 available on line at, or at the Paramount Box Office, and at the door before performances. A contagious comedy you'll want to catch!

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