Remote Play Reading of The Haunted House | April 18

Subject: Remote Play Reading of The Haunted House | April 18

 Dear Friends of Classics,

 Please join us for a remote reading of Plautus' The Haunted House on Saturday, April 18, at 2pm.

The play to be read is Mostellaria, or The Haunted House, a hilarious farce written by the Roman playwright Plautus in the early second century BCE and translated and adapted by Thomas E. Jenkins of Trinity University, San Antonio. Jenkins updated the play and changed its setting to San Antonio for a performance at that city’s Overtime Theater in 2013. For this reading, the setting has changed again, this time to St. Louis in 2020. 

Readers will be faculty and students from the Classics Department, members of the Classical Club of St. Louis, and the translator himself. This reading will not be recorded but is open to everyone. Anyone interested in Zooming into some lively very old (and very new!) comedy should email Tim Moore at for Zoom information.

Hope to see you there!

Classics Department
Washington University
Campus Box 1050
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO  63130
phone: (314) 935-5123
fax: (314) 935-8723



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