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NECC Theater Presents Soundheim’s Greatest Farce

Submitted by on October 31, 2011 – 2:49 pm
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Evan Jamieson of Boxford as Hero and Grace Walker as Philia

The Northern Essex Community College Top Notch Players will present Stephen Sondheim’s musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 the Chester W. Hawrylciw Theater on the third floor of the Spurk building on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

Tickets are $10 General Admission and $8 for students and seniors. They are available at the door (arrive early in case of a sell out) or purchase tickets through MVARTS.

“Forum’ has been called “Broadway’s greatest farce.” Hero has fallen for the lovely courtesan next door, but she has been promised to another. If Hero’s slave Pseudolus can find a way to bring the two young lovers together, he will be set free. Lots of complications ensue.

The play is directed by NECC theater professor Jim Murphy. Musical direction is provided by John Berst.

The cast includes:

Jeff Gould as Hysterium
Evan Jamieson as Hero
Coty Markee as Protean
Joey O’Donnell as Pseudolus
Hampton, N.H.
Grace Walker as Philia
Geehae Moon as Domina
Arthur Gomez as Miles Gloriosus
Dierdee Glassford as Protean
Maurice Petersen as Protean
Newmarket, N.H.
Robert Mantegani as Senex
Windham, N.H.
Alexis Mears as Tintinabula

For additional information contact Susan Sanders, Coordinator of Theater
Technical Director of the Top Notch Players Northern Essex Community College at 978-556-3374 or email her at