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‘Sly Fox’ brings mischief to Sutter Street Theatre

To tickle the humor of today’s audiences, “Volpone,” the 17th century comedy by Ben Johnson, has been moved from 17th century Venice to turn of the century San Francisco.

Volpone is now called Foxwell J. Sly and he is the same scheming, rapacious miser vent on extracting fortunes from a trio of rich, greedy opportunists. Sly, pretending to be on his death bed, says he will name each of the three as his sole heir. The extent that the trio will go to acquire Sly’s fortune knows no bounds. One goes so far as to disinherit his only son and another offers up his wife to the lecherous Sly. Sly is aided and abetted by his conniving servant in grabbing the other men’s gold.

“Truly funny and exhilarating … brings real comedy back to the theatre …. There’s nothing like pure fun.” — N.Y. Post.

“… Pure comedy based on pure greed. It is full of pure laughs.” — NBC

“Sly Fox,” directed by Connie Mockenhaupt, opens at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at Sutter Street Theatre with a reception following the performance. It continues on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. through Oct. 7.  (No performance on Saturday, Sept. 22, due to Folsom Live.)

Tickets are $23 general, $21 seniors, $18 students with an ID Card. Group rates are available. Recommended for PG-13.  Reservations can be made by calling (916) 353-1001 or online at SutterStreetTheatre.com.

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