Mistaken identity, infidelity and lots of laughs come together at the Bell Recital Hall when Berry College’s production of the comic operetta “Die Fledermaus” opens Thursday, Jan. 19.
The operetta was composed by Johann Strauss II and and tells the story of Gabriel von Eisenstein who played a practical joke on his friend, Dr. Falke. One evening after a costume ball, Eisenstein left Falke drunk and asleep in a park wearing nothing more than a bat costume. Having to walk home the next morning, Falke finds himself the laughingstock of Vienna. He would soon be known as Dr. Fledermaus (The Bat). Now, it is New Years Eve in Vienna, and the moment has come for Falke to get “The Bat’s Revenge” in front of Prince Orlofsky and his prestigious guests. Will Falke get his revenge?
The show runs Thursday, Jan. 19 and Friday, Jan. 20 starting at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Bell Recital Hall and is directed by Dr. Scott Willis with musical preparation by Christina Toole.
Admission is free.