he comedy hit of the 5th Century gets its American premiere with this fresh new translation. Querolous is a grumpy man who is very poor. He knows he inherited from his father a cache of gold, but he doesn’t know where to find it. His father’s friend, Mandrogerus, knows where it’s hidden within Querolous’ home and schemes to steal it. In order to get the gold, he devises an elaborate plan and hires a few people to steal the fortune. What Mandrogerus doesn’t realize is that people he hired are also con men and are in search of the missing fortune, too. This deliciously naughty and bawdy comedy is full of back stabbing, double dealing, and plot twists that made it one of the most beloved and widely performed plays during the late Roman era and early Middle Ages. Translated by Mark-Brian Sonna. World Premier Translation.