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Philly Fringe Limerick: “The Marriage of Figaro”

Posted September 2nd, 2010

At Philly Fringe, traditional forms get reinvented. In the 2009 Philly Fringe, Sydney de Lapeyrouse, who has one of the best names in the Fringe Festival, appeared as Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) in Melissa Dunphy‘s The Gonzales Cantata. This year, Sydney sings in The Marriage of Figaro: The Las Vegas Version, and she writes in with this limerick about the opera.

All Figaro and Susanna want is to marry.
Of the Count’s smooth moves they are wary.
Cherubino dresses in drag
And Countess drinks out of a bag.
We swear opera isn’t that scary.

I swear too! The Marriage of Figaro: The Las Vegas Version runs September 11 and 12 at Moonstone Arts Center, 110A South 13th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia. 7:30 pm, $20.

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Image by Erin Lauer.