The Eastern Performing Arts Department, Theatre Program and Drama Society will present "Thieves' Carnival" by French playwright Jean Anouilh (translation by Lucienne Hill) March 8- 11 and March 13 and 14. Thieves' Carnival will be presented Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m.; Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Harry Hope Theatre, located in the lower level of Shafer Hall, at the corner of High and Valley Streets in Willimantic.
The play is directed by J.J. Cobb, assistant professor of theatre/acting. The play is filled with fanciful characters in fantastical comic circumstances of disguise and deception. Categorized by Anouilh, Thieves' Carnival is a pièce rose - a rosy play in the mischievous manner of Moliere whom he admired and emulated. Cobb said patrons will see "love-struck heiresses, pickpockets, and world-weary provocateurs take turns playing the fool in this updated classic."
Ticket prices are $5 for students and groups of 10 or more; $10 for Eastern faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizens; and $12 for general public. Reservations are required and must be made by Feb. 23. For more information, call the Box Office at (860) 465-5123.