THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS
By CARLO GOLDONI
Adapted by CONSTANCE CONGDON
Translated by CHRISTINA SIBUL
Further adapted by CHRISTOPHER BAYES and STEVEN EPP
Featuring STEVEN EPP
Directed by CHRISTOPHER BAYES
“★★★★ Elegant… Energetic… Broadly colorful…
masks, songs and snatches of anachronistic improvisation.” – Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
“Mr. Epp’s frenetic, knockabout performance is IMPECCABLE.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“Christopher Bayes’s much-lauded ‘Servant,’ had its premiere in 2010 at Yale Repertory Theater and has played across the country since then. The critic Peter Marks, in The Washington Post,
described the show as ‘deliriously happy-making,’ taking pains to note that it is not the sort of ‘calcified frivolity’ that so often gives commedia a bad name.” – Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times
“The Servant of Two Masters is a wondrous thing, a campy, happy romp.” – Joel Benjamin, TheaterPizzazz
“Hilarious, rowdy…Raucous entertainment.” – Lore Croghan, Brooklyn Daily Eagle
“Delightful… Screamingly funny… A comic masterpiece! The Servant of Two Masters is thoroughly enjoyable and deliriously well-performed.” – The Brooklyn Paper
The Servant of Two Masters is a timeless 18th century Italian comic masterpiece by Carlo Goldoni about a servant so hungry he takes on two jobs to survive. In this contemporary American adaptation, no two performances are the same. The actors improvise along with the written text in the style of commedia dell’arte. Masks, playful costumes, and original music by Aaron Halva and Christopher Curtis create a fresh, bold, surprising event.
Theatre for a New Audience is thrilled to present the New York Premiere of this award-winning Servant, first produced in 2010 by Yale Repertory Theatre and toured nationally. Goldoni’s classic inspired the 2012 Broadway hit, One Man, Two Guvnors.
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Endowment support for The Servant of Two Masters is provided by The Howard Gilman Foundation Fund for Classic Drama.
Pictured: The cast of The Servant of Two Masters, photo by Richard Termine.