The Servant of Two Masters at University of Redlands this weekend
Visit the website at www.redlands.edu/currentproductions
WHEN: March 25th, 2016 at 8:00 PM and March 26, 2016 at 2:00 & 8:00 PM
Directed and adapted by John Achorn. Fight Choreography by Terry Smith. Scenic Design by Megan Carava. Costume Design by Nephelie Andonyadis. Lighting Design by Stacy McKenney. Stage Managed by Daisy Navarro. Masks created by Adella Oeleis and Nephelie Andonyadis.
Cast: Talia Adams, Joshua Becker, Shannon Bengston, Mia Conolly, Kathryn Duncan, Lauren MacLean, Justin Meeks, Emily Windver, Kevin Mitchell, Peter Morics, Alyssa Reamy, Sarah Smallman
Satirical comedy, physical antics and broken hearts combine to bring you the story of a servant staving off homeless poverty as he tries to serve two masters at the same time. Will he pull it off? Come see this comic confection from the age of Vivaldi & Bach.
The University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department will present the classic Italian Commedia dell’Arte The Servant of Two Masters, written by Carlo Goldoni, Directed and adapted by John Achorn. The show performs two weekends this March, 2016.
Broken promises, mistaken identities, several pairs of lovers, a dash of cross-dressing, and one very hungry servant come together for Carlo Goldoni’s classic comedy The Servant of Two Masters. Commedia master John Achorn brings a new adaptation and his irrepressible comic power to the U of R stage and student cast. Add a Venetian setting, gorgeous costumes, original masks crafted in-house, “terrifying” sword fights, slapstick and witty dialogue for a production that is not to be missed. If these characters remind you of Kramer from Seinfeld, Woody from Cheers, or a comic book character called Harley Quinn, that’s because they share a common, comic family tree with the traditions of the commedia dell’Arte.
This production features University of Redlands student actors and a creative team of guest artists, faculty, staff and students collaborating in the staging, design and management of this delightful comedy.
TICKETS: www.redlands.edu/currentproductions or by calling (909)748/8028
$12* general admission
$ 8* with university ID
$ 8* senior citizens