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The Yellow Stocking Play

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Written for three actors covering twelve roles, it offers an irreverent and highly theatrical spin on the classic tale of love gone mad. The story: A 17th Century acting troupe—undone by food poisoning,

drowning, duels, and avalanches—is down to four actors with only minutes to spare before the curtain rises on their next-to-final show. Disaster strikes again when the ingénue elopes with the innkeeper in town, leaving her spurned lover, Gropio, too heart-broken to go on, while her confidante, Tremolo, simply refuses to kiss a man. It falls to Simpatica, the leading

lady, to keep the backstage drama from spoiling the onstage comedy. One more stop and they all go home to Parma—if they live that long!

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