The New York Times Features THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS

“Christopher Bayes is not your average Ivy League professor. Likewise, the casts he assembles when he directs aren’t the typical bunch of strangers plucked from auditions and thrown together in a rehearsal room. These actors are members of an informal company that he refers to wryly as the ‘Lopsided Caravan of Misfit Toys.’

A little after noon on a Wednesday, in costume for a photo shoot, a gaggle of them stood onstage with Mr. Bayes at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, clowning for the camera. Their show, for Theater for a New Audience, is the commedia dell’arte classic “The Servant of Two Masters,” so they wore half-masks or carried swords — all very 18th century. But their humor was a timeless kind of silliness.” Read the full feature here.