Original Student Comedy Headed for NYC Theater

After a successful run at theater festivals last summer, a play by Maggie Seymour ’16 and Olivia Atwood ’17 has been picked up by The Peoples Improv Theater in New York City.

Seymour and Atwood’s play, 15 Villainous Fools, brings elements of chaos and clowning to an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. They will perform it more than a dozen times this summer between July 7 and August 19. They plan to move to the city in June.

Peoples Improv, a 15-year-old comedy theater and training center on West 29th St., trumpets15 Villainous Fools like this: “Following a rockstar run at FringeNYC, these two ladies bring pandemonium and a tornado of unstoppable energy to Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. It’s wacky. It’s wild. It’s somewhat understandable. It’s old school Billy Shakespeare and two fast-talking women stirring up trouble on the stage. Clothes are tossed, hearts are broken, twins are lost.” Read the story in Bowdoin News.

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