Theatre: Unnecessary Farce

Unnecessary Farce theatre event

Event Details


Date: April 13 - April 17, 2016

Times: 7:30 p.m. April13-16; 2:30 p.m. April 17

Location: Edith Mortenson Center Theatre

Ticket Info: Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) and free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID | Tickets at www.augietickets.com


The Augustana Performing and Visual Arts will present Paul Slade Smith's "Unnecessary Farce" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13-Saturday, April 16, in the Edith Mortenson Center Theatre. A matinée performance will also be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 17.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) and free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID. Purchase tickets online at www.augietickets.com or by calling the Box Office at 605.274.5320.

About the play:

Paul Slade Smith's award-winning comedy combines all the elements of classic farce with a contemporary American plot. The plot begins in an economy motel room, where an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant. In the room next door, two undercover cops are supposed to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's watching the video, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

The play received its premiere at the BoarsHead Theater in Lansing, Michigan on October 27, 2006, under the direction of Kristine Thatcher — and has had over 175 productions to date — throughout  the United States, and in Great Britain, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, Iceland and Canada.