Ragtag Theatre Company is a Commedia dell’ Arte troupe dedicated to bringing fresh and unique live LGBTQ theatre designed for the entire family! In short, we do fairytales. But not yo mama's fairytales. We do fractured fairytales that spoof and riff off of pop culture... (much like Animaniacs or Shrek), and we do it all in the style of Commedia dell’Arte, which is an early style of Italian street theatre that incorporates big funny characters, improvisation, and direct audience involvement all in one. Our shows are audience interactive and the kids are integrated into every performance, making them feel uniquely important in this theatrical experience. Ultimately, our goal is the make you laugh and create a safe space where you can be yourself and #beweird with all of us. Through our crazy camp and comedy, we hope to empower and inspire all youngins and grown folk alike to embrace what makes them different.
Current Production: The Commedia Cinderella
From the same company that brought you "The Commedia Rapunzel," Ragtag Theatre Company is back with their latest fairytale spoof: "The Commedia Cinderella"...and this time...pumpkins will fly girl! Follow the same troupe of poor traveling “Italian” actors, as they make fun of everything from Hamilton to Star Wars and present another hilarious zany musical romp through a twisted retelling of the fairytale “Cinderella” done in the style of Commedia dell Arte. Expect the unexpected in this wild ride of participatory theatre that is crazy fun for the entire family. Come get yer Spring Cleaning on!!