Fool's Gold premiered in May/2000 at the Niagara
Arts Centre in St. Catherines and was featured at the
Mississauga International Children's Festival in June/2000. It has since
toured successfully across Ontario and Western Canada receiving four and five
star reviews as well as been chosen one of the Edmonton Journal's top picks at
the 2001 Edmonton Fringe Festival. The show is about to begin its tenth
tour and will continue to tour throughout
the 2006/07 season.
Fool's Gold is a Commedia Dell'Arte play featuring Pantalone, Il Dottore, Isabella, Arlecchino, Tartaglia, Lelio, and a new character created by the company, Count Antonio Viagra.
When Pantalone, the Miser conspires with his doctor to fake an illness in order to marry his daughter to an old business rival, he sets off a chain reaction of comic mayhem. Pretending that he is about to die, he announces his intention of giving away all his money. Faced with the prospect of being penniless, his naive daughter, Isabella must choose between her fathers dying wish and her love for the handsome, young Lelio. She is not the only one faced with a moral dilemma. One of Pantalones zany servants Arlecchino must also decide between taking his masters gold or thwarting his masters misguided plans.
Directed by David Langlois. Written by David Langlois, Mark Wallace, Macarena Suazo, and Stephen La Frenie.
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