Vermillion High School students are pulling out the slapsticks and practicing their stage antics for next Friday's performance of The Romancers. The 45-minute performance will tickle your funny bone with its broad physical comedy and animated characters. Music, romance, swordplay, and scheming parents are all part of the fun.
Edmond Rostand, author of the famed Cyrano de Bergerac, sets The Romancers in the late Eighteenth Century. He uses Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and the Commedia del Arte' theatre, a popular improvisational street show of the time period, as the basis for his parody. The play both satirizes and rejoices in the recklessness of young love. Don't miss this opportunity to see VHS actors strut their stuff. Show time is 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 19. It is free and open to the public.