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A dose of Monty Python, with ‘Spamalot’

Photo of Emily Gardenhire as 'The Lady of the Lake'Ride your imaginary horse to the UNCG campus for a taste of Spamalot, a musical tribute to the comic movie classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

UNCG Theatre‘s production of “Spamalot” runs Oct. 2-10 at Taylor Theatre as part of Greensboro’s 17 DAYS Festival. Jim Wren, the theatre professor directing the show, says it has universal appeal for the silly-at-heart.

“I think it’s evident throughout popular culture today,” Wren says of the iconic film that inspired the musical. “And, most likely, folks in my generation forced their kids to watch it with them… kind of like ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.’ It’s still a part of our experiences.”

Wren says, “‘Spamalot’ can be equally enjoyed by those who either love the film or have never seen it. I think the film has endured because of the absolute commitment by the Python members to their own anarchic vision of comedy. It’s the iconoclastic nature of their work that paved the way for ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘Family Guy’ to ‘South Park’ and so on.”

See “Spamalot” Oct. 2, 3, 8-10 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 4 and 5 at 8 p.m.; and Oct. 5 and 6 at 2 p.m. All performances take place in Taylor Theatre.

Call the theatre box office at 336-334-4392 or buy tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

By Michelle Hines

Full story at UNCG Now.