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November 3, 2010
Mystery. Mischief. Murder. Mayhem....
Maskerade continues its run at Lake Erie College
Lake Erie College invites you to attend their main stage theatrical production, Maskerade. The play runs Nov 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, at 7:30pm and Nov 14 & 20 at 2pm in the C.K. Rickel theatre.
Based on a novel by Terry Pratchett, the story is set in his famous Discworld milieu. The play is a parody of Phantom of the Opera, and is set in a medieval opera house, where witches and trolls are the norm. With a cast of over 30, the actors include a mix of Lake Erie College students, alumni and community-based actors.
In the play, two witches come upon murderous and mysterious mayhem at the local opera house, which they attempt to solve as only witches can. With a sense of humor akin to Monty Python combined with dry British irony, a huge cast guarantees a huge good time for all. “I like it because acting is my passion, and gives me a way to break out of my shell and meet new people. My part is the polar opposite of me, which is exciting--and hilarious,” said cast member Jessica Drake.
Pratchett is an English novelist, known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy
genre. He is best-known for his popular and long-running Discworld
series of comic fantasy novels. There are over 50 Discworld novels, and many have been adapted to stage, screen, and graphic novel.
Pratchett was the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s and as of August 2010, has sold over 65 million books worldwide in thirty-seven languages. He is currently the second most-read writer in the UK, and seventh most-read non-US author in the US. Pratchett was knighted
The play is directed by Lake Erie College Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dr. Jerry C. Jaffe. Tickets are free to all Lake Erie College students, staff and faculty; general admission is $5. For more information, please contact the Lake Erie College box office at 440-375-7455.