The Servant of Two Masters
Take a young couple about to be wed, add two manipulating fathers, a saucy maid, a gourmet innkeeper, a misjudged killer, a woman dressed as a man, awkward porters and rude waiters with a dash of a mischievous servant and you have Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte masterpiece, The Servant of Two Masters.
At its center is the scheming (and perpetually hungry) servant, Truffaldino, who concocts a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once. While Goldoni’s Venetian romp was written in the eighteenth century, audience members will recognize timeless comic devices reminiscent of the Marx Brothers, the Three Stooges and Charlie Chaplin’s “The Little Tramp.”
Directed and choreographed by David Allen George with scenic Venice designed by James Fallon and the elaborate costumes and traditional masks of the Venice Carnival designed by Jane Hillier-Walkowiak, this wildly funny and totally enjoyable classic is a guaranteed delight.
April 17 – 19 and 24-26, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 27, 2 pm
$15 general/$10 students and seniors
Free with Salem State student ID
Purchase tickets: 978.542.6365 or salemstatetickets.com
Speech communication pre-show discussion:
What's So Funny - Universal Humor
Thursday, April 24, 6:30 pm
The Center for Creative and Performing Arts
The Center for the Arts provides diverse, high quality and affordable events in theatre, dance, music, creative writing and art for all members of the university community and the greater North Shore. We produce nearly one hundred events each year from student performances to world class artists and performers.