A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

April 3 - 19th, 2015

Babcock Theatre

David Schmidt

When a wily, witty, lying, lazy, cheating slave discovers that his master’s son is in love with the girl next door, he promises to help win her heart in exchange for his freedom. But the road to romance is blocked with stunning surprises, cunning disguises, wild chases, bawdy humor, and zany characters—all in the pursuit of love and freedom. Inspired by the farces of ancient Roman playwright Plautus, this fast-paced and clever romp features infectious tunes and laugh-out-loud lyrics by musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim. Broadway’s greatest musical farce is a completely irreverent look at the seamy underside of classical Rome.