SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, THE — Featuring Steven Epp at TFANA, November 6-December 4, 2016

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

Theatre for a New Audiance, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY  11217
November 6 – December 4, 2016

Written in 1745, The Servant of Two Masters is one of the great dramatist Carlo Goldoni’s most popular plays, preserving in scripted form the antic energy, ribald humor and improvisational immediacy of the commedia dell’arte. Reviving The Servant of Two Masters demands masterly comic instincts, as the slapstick details of its immortally zany tale must be reinvented for every age.
 
Christopher Bayes’s and Steven Epp’s hilarious adaptation has been hailed as the wittiest and cleverest English-language version in decades. These veterans of America’s celebrated Theatre de la Jeune Lune company honor the legacy and tradition of commedia by rendering it utterly contemporary, relying on improvisation, original music by Christopher Curtis and Aaron Halva, and a spirit of dauntless playfulness.

This production of The Servant of Two Masters had its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in 2010, after which it played at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. and won a Helen Hayes Award for Steven Epp (Best Actor) and a Helen Hayes nomination for Christopher Bayes (Best Director). It then toured nationally to the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis (2012), Arts-Emerson in Boston (2013), and Seattle Rep (2013), garnering Elliot Norton Award nominations for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Actor. This will be the New York premiere.

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By Carlo Goldoni, Constance Congdon (Adapted by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780881453232
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Published: Broadway Play Publishing Inc - October 1st, 2006