South Plains College Theatre to present ‘Comedy of Masks’ Nov. 9 – 12

LEVELLAND – The South Plains College Theatre will perform "Comedy of Masks,” a Commedia del Arte play, at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 –11, with a matinee on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Helen DeVitt Jones Theatre.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for students. Purchase tickets here 

Commedia was developed during the Renaissance Period, and it was very popular during the 16th and 17th centuries in Europe. Most of Commedia had the same characters. These included a young couple, who are the only characters that don’t wear masks at all. It also includes a Dottore (a doctor from Bologna) and a Pantalone (a foolish old man). Each character has a specific mask and costume designed for them. The play is a fast-paced farce. While based on centuries-old ideas, the play is a modern take on them.

For more information, contact Daniel Nazworth, chairperson and professor of theatre arts, at (806) 716-2266.