The Commedia Aladdin

by Lane Riosley, Directed by Roberto Pomo

A children’s comedy play with music, dance, and physical movement. The zany antics of the commedia style, with lots of bumbling, scheming, incorrigible improvisations and very physical comedy, allows just four traveling actors to create this fast-paced story of Aladdin. Arelquin, Punchin, Columbine and Rosetta portray all the many roles in the story of a lazy young boy who needs to work to help support his mother, especially since his father froze up and is standing in a forest where birds nest in his hair! Aladdin almost falls for the machinations of an evil magician, but instead he saves himself and gains access to the Genie of the Ring and the even more powerful Genie of the Lamp. Aladdin is soon able to marry a beautiful princess and provide a grand castle in which to live, but he discovers his problems are not over! A magic carpet ride helps him find a happy ending. The show’s scenery, atmosphere, special effects and stage magic are all created by the actors. Performance time is about an hour, and audiences will find the time flies by!

When: April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, May 4, 5, 12:00pm

Where: PAC 106, Little Theatre on Sacramento City College campus