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THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS
by Carlo Goldoni, translated and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and Paolo Emilio Landi
directed by Paolo Emilio Landi
Thompson Theatre - Roselle Center for the Arts
13-14 Season

 

Hilarity abounds in this madcap Italian comedy of lovers, lawyers, servants, and twenty-seven plates of meatballs.  Betrothed couple Silvio and Clarice are devastated when a previous fiancé reappears, back-from-the-dead.  In this wild farce things, and people, are not what they seem – disguises, traps, and tricks produce a whirlwind of mass confusion.  At the center of this mirth is Truffaldino, the scheming – and perpetually hungry – servant who concocts a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once.  This commedia dell’arte masterpiece, hilariously adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and Paolo Emilio Landi, promises laugh-out-loud mayhem that shouldn’t be missed!

 

 

 
 
REP VIDEO: Director Paolo Emilio Landi discusses Commedia dell'Arte in the REP's production of The Servant of Two Masters. REP VIDEO:REP actor Lee Ernst describes the distinct comedic styles of the Commedia characters in The Servant of Two Masters.
 

 

 

READ the REVIEW in THE NEWS JOURNAL: "sparkling high-energy production"

 

The performance runs approximately two hours and forty-five minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.

 

 

Thur. ​Nov. 14 ​7:30 p.m. Very Limited: call the REP box office at 302-831-2204 Preview
​Fri. ​Nov. 15 ​7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT!     Preview
​Sat. ​Nov. 16 ​7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT!     Opening
​Sun. ​Nov. 17 ​2:00 p.m. SOLD OUT!
​Thur. Nov. 21 ​7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT!     Post-show talkback with the cast
​Fri. ​Nov. 22 ​7:30 p.m. ​Very Limited: call the REP box office at 302-831-2204
​Sat. ​Nov. 23 ​2:00 p.m. ​​SOLD OUT!    Prologue (Pre-show discussion) @ 1:15 p.m.
​Sat. Nov. 23 ​7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT!
​Sun. Nov. 24 ​2:00 p.m. SOLD OUT!
​Thur. ​Dec. 5 ​7:30 p.m. Very Limited: call the REP box office at 302-831-2204
​Fri. ​Dec. 6 ​7:30 p.m.
​Sat. ​Dec. 7 ​2:00 p.m.
​Sat. Dec. 7 ​7:30 p.m.
​Sun. ​Dec. 8 ​2:00 p.m.

   

*Mabel the Percheron horse courtesy of White Horse Farm, a tri-state area horse and carriage service located in Landenberg, PA.

 
REP productions are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
 
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Lee Ernst as Truffaldino.