THE BRAGGART SOLDIER
by Plautus, adapted and directed by Evren Odcikin
from a translation by Deena Berg
Custom Made Theatre Company, San Francisco CA (2015)
If you’ve seen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing on the Way to the Forum, you already know that Plautus was a major influence for every possible style of comedy through the ages. Evren Odcikin’s fast and furious mash-up of Plautus proves that Roman comedies never get old, they just get funnier!
Theatre Bay Area Awards Recommended Production
Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award nominations for Best Director and Best Ensemble
"Odcikin displays a rare expertise in making the tried and true look new. Under his able hand, the cast members appear to be having the time of their lives."
"Odcikin has brought the best of Comedia Dell’Arte and the modern sitcom... Great comic timing and shenanigans."
"Wunderkind Odcikin has pulled out all the stops... The Braggart Soldier is a big, brassy and rowdy production."
Darek Burkowski, Alan Coyne, Matt Gunnison, Catherine Luedtke, Kai Morrison, Eden Neuendorf, Jef Valentine
William Campbell (lighting design), Keiko Shimosato Carreiro (costume design), Cat Howser (props), Stewart Lyle (technical director), Nicola McCarthy (scenic painter), Evren Odcikin (scenic design), Liz Ryder (sound design), Grisel Torres (stage manager)