A Silly Menaechmi

A Silly Menaechmi by Plautus, with help from Shakespeare and Spencer

Directed by Kaarin S Johnston
No tickets needed – FREE FAE & ARTE Event!

A Silly Menaechmi will be performed outdoors at the Darnall Ampitheater. Coats and blankets are encouraged! (If the location changes due to weather, an announcement will go out.)
  • September 24, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
  • September 25, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m.
  • September 26, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
  • September 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Based on an ancient Roman play, which in turn is based on a lost Greek play,  A Silly Menaechmi is a comedy of the confusion created when two twin brothers, parted as babes, surprisingly end up in the same town at the same time. Add in a befuddled wife, a confused mistress, a muddled servant and a bewildered best buddy and you end up with the inspiration for Shakespeare’s  Comedy of Errors and the 1940’s musical,  The Boys from Syracuse.  Our production borrows heavily from slapstick and contemporary Commedia “bits” that will remind us that our crazy world is just as silly as it was over 2,000 years ago!


Director – Kaarin S Johnston

Stage Manager – Benjamin Martin


Karen Benitez

Ethan Carson

Jackie Cruz

Spencer Gerber

Maizah Guy

Lizbet Martinez-Port

Zach Jester

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Amelia Cheever
Chair, Theater Department

Marie Reszel
Department Coordinator