Ottavio (Isaiah Kolundzic) consoles his wife, Giacinta (Robin Luckwaldt Ross).Ottavio (Isaiah Kolundzic) consoles his wife, Giacinta (Robin Luckwaldt Ross), when she hears that his father has plans for him to marry a different woman. Photo by Doug MacLellan

Student troupe to stage slapstick Scapino!

University Players will open the riotous comedy Scapino! by Jim Dale and Frank Dunlop this weekend at Essex Hall Theatre.

The all-ages play, an adaptation of a work by Molière, follows the madcap antics of fast-talking servant Scapino, enlisted to help two young couples overcome paternal objections to their pairings.

The play will run through December 6. Performances Wednesday through Saturday are at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. On Sunday, November 29, a free “Talk Back” discussion with the director and actors will follow the performance.

Tickets can be ordered online at or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.