MLC Forum Presents: The Mouse That Roared
In this hilarious full-length comedy (adapted by Christopher Sergel, based on the book by Leonard Wibberley), Duchess Gloriana, a pretty girl of 22, is the present-day sovereign of a microscopic country in the Alps, founded centuries ago by a roving band of English bowmen. Gloriana’s unique solution to the near-bankruptcy of her tiny domain is to declare war on the United States! There’s some method to her madness, however, for her study of recent history suggests that the surest way to wealth today is to lose a war with the United States—for that country’s odd reaction is to pour aid, relief, and rehabilitation on the vanquished. When her “declaration” is considered a prank, Gloriana decides to escalate! Tully Bascomb, in charge of the bowmen, is ordered to launch an attack so they can surrender and reap the rewards. Serious-minded Tully, however, upsets all calculations when he and his bowmen do the one thing least expected. Join us for this sharp-witted comedy and enjoy the delight of the “impossible.” Tickets ($8 adults, $6 students/seniors) will be sold at the door only. Visit mlc-wels.edu/forum for more information.