I recently attended a play, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” performed at the Runnels School. The play was inspired by the ancient Roman playwright Plautus around 200 B.C. Hal Prince, the renowned Broadway producer, made this show famous in the early 1960s.

The caliber of the Runnels School performance was brilliant. This, coupled with great faculty support staff, artistic direction and choreography, made for a high-quality event. The performance was on the same level as the youth actors and musicians of the Westport Connecticut Playhouse and the Ogunquit Maine Playhouse, two of the very best in the United States. Our friend’s daughter Amelia, who played in the show, is very proud that she was a part of this great production. A magnum opus, Runnels students and staff!

Rick Speciale


Baton Rouge