Yale Repertory Theatre will be presenting The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, adapted by Constance Congdon from a translation by Christina Sibul, directed by Christopher Bayes at the University Theatre (222 York Street), through April 3. Opening Night is tonight Thursday, March 18.
The cast of The Servant of Two Masters is Sarah Agnew (Beatrice), Will Cobbs (Waiter), Liam Craig (Brighella/Porter), John Treacy Egan (Il Dottore), Steven Epp (Truffaldino), Allen Gilmore (Pantalone), Andy Grotelueschen (Silvio), Chris Henry (Waiter), Jesse J. Perez (Florindo), Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Clarice), and Liz Wisan (Smeraldina).
The production features original musical by Chris Curtis and Aaron Halva, sets by Katherine Akiko Day, costumes by Valérie Thérèse Bart, lighting by Chuan-Chi Chan, and sound by Nathan Roberts. Emmy Miller and Hannah Rae Montgomery are the production dramaturgs; Rick Sordelet is the fight director; Beth McGuire is the vocal and dialect coach; and Bree Sherry is the stage manager.
In The Servant of Two Masters, identities are mistaken, engagements are broken, and lovers are reunited in Carlo Goldoni's commedia dell'arte masterpiece when the wily-and chronically hungry-servant Truffaldino hatches a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once.
The virtuosic physical comedy and mayhem of The Servant of Two Masters is directed by Christopher Bayes, whose hilarious choreography is featured in the hit stage production of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps.
Tickets for The Servant of Two Masters range from $35-82 and are available online at www.yalerep.org, by phone at (203) 432-1234, and in person at the Yale Rep Box Office (1120 Chapel Street, at York Street).
Photo credit: Richard Termine