Rachel Faust, left, as Rosaura and Aaron Dake as Zanetto.

On Nov. 8, The Venetian Twins will come to town. This side-splitting play consists of sword fighting, mix-ups, a musical number, romance and death—a combination necessary for any great production.

Zanetto and Tonino are twins who have never met and each is coming to Verona for separate reasons. The two could not be more different from each other, like night and day. Zanetto, the oafish brother, is to be married to Rosaura, a woman he has never met. Tonino, the intelligent brother, with his fiancée, Beatrice, arrive in Verona because he slapped a man back in his hometown. Both love interests, by chance, meet the other twin and confusion ensues. The ladies do not know that the men they love are twins, which makes for an interesting story.

The Venetian Twins, directed by Tony Elliot, is sure to be fast-paced with a high energy cast. “Hopefully that will translate into a crowd-pleaser,” said Elliot. “We’re out to have a good time and we want to take the audience with us.”

Opening night starts on Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. in Rafters Theatre, Dutcher Hall. Additional performances will be held on November 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. in Rafters Theatre, Dutcher Hall; November 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. in Rafters Theatre, Dutcher Hall.

Ticket Information: This event is open to the public. Tickets cost $10 general admission, $7 for students with valid ID and $5 for MU-ID Super Saver (advanced tickets only at the Student Memorial Center ticket window, 2 per MU-ID). Tickets may be purchased online, at MUTicketsOnline.com, at the Student Memorial Center Ticket Office (Room 103), by calling the Ticket Office at 717-872-3811 or at the Ware Center Box Office (42 N. Prince St., Lancaster). Ticket Offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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  1. Sorry I missed this. It looks like a great play.h

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