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The Servant of Two Masters

Terry Lybecker................................. Truffaldino
Jon Lee................................................ Pantalone
Kate Mura........................................... Beatrice
Trevor Brady..................................... Florindo
Emily Ward........................................ Clarice
Adam Davis......................................... Silvio
Jeannette Noble............................... Smeraldina
Gary Romans...................................... Lombardi
Rian Turner....................................... Brighella

About the show

    The Servant of Two Masters deals with two sets of star-crossed lovers. Pantalone, a Venetian Merchant (ooops - wrong play!) agrees to marry his daughter, Clarice to his business partner, Federigo, but Federigo is killed in a duel by his sister Beatrice's lover, Florindo - so Beatrice steals her dead brother's identity to look for her boyfriend incognito. Meanwhile, Clarice promises to marry Silvio, her true love, until Beatrice shows up as Federigo to claim his/her bride. Truffaldino tumbles into Venice (literally) and hires himself out to both Beatrice and Florindo - with two masters, he reasons he'll get twice as much to eat! But he mustn't let either master know of the other's existence - a nearly impossible feat, since they're staying at the same inn and Truffaldino finds himself serving dinner to both of them at the same time. Silvio, feeling heartily rejected, rails about like a loose cannon, even to the point of alienating Clarice! Will Beatrice and Florindo ever find each other? Will Clarice ever forgive Silvio? Will Truffaldino ever get enough to eat? And how does a flying rubber chicken figure into this mess?
This is commedia dell'arte at its funniest, with broad strokes of slapstick humor and witty dialogue as current as the headlines from today's news.