Featuring the music of the seminal Swedish band ABBA, this rambunctious romp by the Troubies brings the noise, the funk, and the dysfunctional-family vibe to life in this masterwork of the Greek canon.
The award-winning Troubadour Theater Company is a free-wheeling, no holds barred, Commedia Dell'Arte flavored, slapstick driven Los Angeles-based ensemble of actors, musicians, and comedians. Their fast-paced, laugh-filled, loose adaptations of classic plays make for a unique and exciting experience for theatre-goers of any age. The "Troubies" have combined the beauty of classic texts with feats of acrobatic physicality, comic routines, and musical numbers. What makes for even more fun is the clownish, interactive style in which the performances are presented. In recent years the Troubies have put their spin on all genres of classic tales, such as Fleetwood Macbeth, Much A Doobie Brothers About Nothing, A Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream, Two Gentlemen of Chicago, and Frosty the Snow Manilow. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Photos by Chelsea Sutton
CRITICS ARE RAVING ABOUT THE TROUBIES!
"Even by the Troubies’ typically reliable comic standards, this commedia dell’arte-infused mash-up of classical lit and pop culture is an exceptionally hilarious and energetic romp." - LA Times (Read full review here)
"…one of the 21st century’s funniest comic troupes"
More About The Troubies
The Troubies, as they are affectionately called, have played to audiences throughout California, performing in parks, schools, parades, Legion Halls, food festivals, and fringe festivals. The company is a Not for Profit organization and has performed charitably for many causes including animal conservation, adult rehabilitation, AIDS awareness, California Literacy Night for LAUSD, children with autism and other youth programs. Troubadour members have professional experience as writers, directors, and performers for film, television, theater, orchestra, and circus.