One Hot Summer....two COOL comedies!

The Commedia Rapunzel

Written and Directed by NY Actor/Director Sam LaFrage

June 14 - 23, 2013


"I just cannot recommend 'The Commedia Rapunzel'enough.  Columbia Children’s Theatre puts on great shows season after season, but they really have outdone themselves this time." ~Arik Bjorn for Jasper Magazine Read the full review here!

In the zany tradition of last year's hilarious hit "The Commedia Cinderella," the Spaghetti and Meatball Players are back! Join Columbine, Rosetta, Pantalone, Punchin, and Arlequino as they present the traditional fairy tale like you've never seen before. This special version is performed in the traditional style of commedia dell'arte, a largely improvisational style of street theatre originating in 16th century Italy. With lots of physical comedy, audience interaction, and surprises, this hilarious, "fractured fairy tale" will delight children and adults of all ages!

Written and directed by Sam LaFrage (the creator of last year's hilarious hit "The Commedia Cinderella"), this is one Rapunzel you will be talking about for years to come!


Weekday matinees (perfect for day cares & camps):
Call 691-4548 to reserve seats for your campers.

Thursday, July 11: 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, July 25: 10:30 a.m.

2012-13 Season Sponsors
Forest Acres Midlands Kids Directory The Little Gym Cultural Council SC Arts Commission

Sam LaFrageSam LaFrage is a 2012 graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and was selected as a member of the 2013 New York Academy Company where he recently completed a year of Off Broadway work and a showcase that was hosted by two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole. His Off-Broadway credits include "Palm Tree in a Rose Garden" (Jim Strong), "Happy in the Poorhouse" (Stevie), "The Rivals" (Bob Acres), and "Improbable Fiction" (Brevis). Other NYC credits include: "Blithe Spirit" (Charles). "The Wake of Jamey Foster" (Wayne), "Am I Blue?"(John Polk), "The Bear" (Smirnov), "The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year" (He), among others. Sam has worked along side of and collaborated with George Heslin (Founder of the Origin Theatre Company, NYC), director/playwright Derek Ahonen (Founder of The Amoralists Theatre Company, NYC), Barbara Rubin (Market Theatre in Joannesburg, South Africa) and Denis Reid (Yale School of Drama).  Last season Sam wrote and directed our highly-acclaimed audience favorite "The Commedia Cinderella" and directed the CCT YouTheatre production of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."  In addition to teaching the Advanced Acting Workshop, this summer Sam will also be writing, directing and starring in "The Commedia Rapunzel."