RIT/NTID and the College of Liberal Arts present "The Love of Three Oranges" 7:30 p.m. April 27-29 and 2 p.m. April 30 in Panara Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 general admission. Tickets available at rittickets.com. Performances will be captioned.
Forget all your dusty misconceptions about the traditions of Commedia dell'Arte as "The Love of Three Oranges," based on a scenario by Carlo Gozzi, provides a wild, raucous slapstick comedy that is completely retooled and revised for today's audiences. Prince Tartaglia's life is filled with misery until an evil witch and her equally evil henchmen curse him to search for three giant oranges. But this quest proves more fruitful than anyone could have imagined as a once-lonely prince discovers love, friendship and laughter when he encounters wizards, monarchs and a wild narrator who isn't sure how far removed from the story he really is.