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Tickets Available for "The False Magnate" April 30-May 8

April 20, 2021

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Folsom Lake College's Falcon’s Eye Theatre will virtually perform the soap opera sketch comedy  The False Magnate opening Friday, April 30, and running through Saturday, May 8, 2021.

About the Play

The False Magnate is based on a play from the book Commedia Plays by Barry Grantham, and was adapted by FLC Theatre Arts Professor Jamie Van Camp for a virtual online performance. In this classic Commedia Dell’Arte sketch, a troupe of actors attempt to perform a condensed version of The False Magnate, a (fictional) classic play. It’s the age-old story of two lovers and a miserly father (Pantalone) who refuses to let them get married since he wants his child to be married to a true magnate or "a rich person". In order to keep it interesting, they decide to shorten a two-hour epic into 12 minutes. The show becomes an over-the-top soap opera full of crazy antics and goofball zaniness, which ensues at a fast pace and crashes into a very happy ending.


Virtual tickets are $6.00. This performance is presented using Zoom Webinar. Starting one week before their scheduled performance, ticket buyers will be emailed a unique URL link to access the webinar. Do not share this link with others, as each link can only be used on one device. More Information.

Performance days/times:

  • Friday, April 30 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 1 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, May 7 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 8 at 7:30 pm

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Cast & Crew

Playwright: Adaptation by Jamie Van Camp
Director: Jamie Van Camp
Assistant Director: Erendira Quezada-Gardea
Cast: Natalie Antolin, Cydney Crain, Carole Anne Lopez, Brylee Meyer, Emma Roybal, Mackenzie Schafer, Seth Sockwell
Video Designer: Ian Wallace
Technical Director: Cameron Hoyt
Costume Designer: Rebecca Redmond
Sound Designer: Erendira Quezada-Gardea
Stage Manager: Nick Ribadeneira
Assistant Stage Manager: Gina Hill

About Falcon’s Eye Theatre

Falcon's Eye Theatre is the production arm of the Department of Theatre and Cinema at Folsom Lake College. Falcon’s Eye produced its first season of plays in 2007 and has been offering multiple productions each year ever since. The company is known for creating provocative theatre that looks into what it means to be alive and how we manage to live together. Its mission is to provide the community with insightful theatre that reveals new perspectives through fascinating storytelling that challenges audiences’ expectations. Students and community members are encouraged to audition for the productions and serve as on-stage or technical talent.

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