WINGS Performing Arts Presents Carnevale! A Night of Improv!

WINGS Performing Arts of the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center proudly presents its annual Dinner/ Dessert Theatre production of “Carnivale!”

Join WINGS High School Senior Ensemble in this hilarious comedic romp through the world of Commedia del’ arte. The Carnivale performance is based on a set schema, or scenario—a basic plot, often a familiar story, upon which the actors improvise their dialogue. The actors are at liberty to tailor a performance for their audiences. This classic comedic style is the foundation of situation comedy and the origin of slapstick.

Come and meet the lovely Columbina who pines for the witty Arlechinno, who avoids her, for his master, Pantalone, the money-pinching miser, is in love with her – not for her heart or her beauty, but for her money she has inherited.  Along with these three, you will also meet the lovers, who are more in love with themselves then the other, an inn-keeper, who runs the local bar, and the town doctor, who ignores his foolish son by drowning his sorrows.

Cast of Commedia/ Basel Characters:   Arlechinno/Sloth -Mary McGravey; Isabella -Caitlyn Cowick; Pantalone/Idiot  -Gracie Hayes ; Il Ditorre/Lizard  -Kenny McGravey; Pedrolino -Dominique Howard; Brighella -Dayton Williams; Capitano-  Ricky Johnson; Puchinello/Charles  -Alexis McClellan; Tartaglia/Fatty  -Cody Ghiloni; Columbina/Military -Dylan Reed; Zanni/Daisy- Alyssa Diamond.

Others Involved in the Production:

Director – Ryan Pierini; Producer – Tanya Prater; Lighting Designer – Rob Rettig; Lighting Technician – Kyle Overmyer; Maitre d – Sarah Grammar; Sound – Joseph Williams.

Place –
WINGS Performing Arts Building – Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
246 Dolan Ave.
Gulfport, MS 39507

Dates- Times and Tickets
Dessert Theatre – Thursday June 6 at 7 PM and Sunday June 9 at 2 PM – Tickets $15
Dinner Theatre – Saturday June 8 at 7 PM – Tickets $25< Advance purchase recommended via or by calling 228 897 6039.

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