The 2018/2019 Season

After the Show

Things to KnowSTE 4070 copy

The original title of this play is Scapin the Schemer. It was written in the 1600s by the French playwright Molière. The story has been told and re-told, again and again, in many different languages.

Scapin is a farce, which means  a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations."

This new Ten Thousand Things version was created by the director, Randy Reyes, and the cast using the original script and other versions of it as inspiration. 

 

Discussion questions

  • What feels contemporary or relevant about the play to you?
  • Can you think of other old stories that have been re-told in new ways?
  • Who is your favorite character?  Who is your least favorite character? Why?
  • Do you think Scapin genuinely wants to help the couples?
  • Why do you think it’s so important to the parents in this play to control their children’s lives and marriages?
  • The characters often remind us that we are watching a play.  Why do you think they do this?