University of Richmond

University of Richmond Players and Dancers to Present Comedy "Venetian Twins"

March 26, 2002

University of Richmond Players and Dancers will present "The Venetian Twins," Carlo Goldoni's 16th century comedy of mistaken identity, April 11-14 at the Modlin Center for the Arts.

The play tells the tale of twins separated in childhood, who show up in the same town one day unknown to each other.

Paolo Emilio Landi, Italian theatre and television director, documentary producer and journalist, will direct. Landi is spending the spring semester as visiting guest artist with the Department of Theatre and Dance, made possible by the university's Office of International Education.

Landi has staged modern and classic plays by authors such as Pirandello, Ionesco and Tennessee Williams throughout Europe. His television programs and reporting have been shown by British, French, Swiss and Italian television.

Richmond-based professional actor Jim Morgan will portray both twins. Two other local professionals, Daryl Clark Phillips and Linda Livingstone, equity artists-in-residence at the university, will join him on stage. Student actors include: Sally Metzel, a senior from Augusta, Ga.; Steve Travers, a freshman from Darien, Conn.; Paul Cline, a sophomore from Jamestown, N. C., and Alyson Wepplo, a freshman from Woodbridge, Va.

W. Reed West III, associate professor of theatre, will design scenery and lighting. Professional costumer Santi Migneco of Serrone, Italy, will join Nancy Allen and Leslie Pope of the theatre department staff in costume and makeup design.

Tickets are $8 and $7 for seniors. For information, call (804) 289-8980.