UF stages Tony Award-winning ‘A Servant to Two Masters’

Published: January 16 2013

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance will present “A Servant to Two Masters,” a hysterical comic romp through the streets of Venice written by Carlo Goldoni, Jan. 25 to Feb. 3 at Constans Theatre in the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion.

This production reveals how far one trampy servant is willing to push the boundaries of honesty to get a meal. Add on top of that a dysfunctional engagement and mistaken identities and let the chaos ensue.

“I see Goldoni’s masterpiece as a three-ring circus of love, carbonated mischief, and mistaken identity,” director Judith Williams said. “Stylistically, it is as rowdy as the Three Stooges, and as easy and light-footed as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.”

This play has been famously directed, produced and reimagined several times since its creation during the 18th century. Most famously, a production of “One Man, Two Guvnors” appeared on Broadway in 2012, which earned James Corden the Tony Award for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play.”

The production provides audiences today with as much humor, wit and charm as when the play was first written. This two-hour production features a set design by Jason Wright, costumes by Robin McGee, lights by Ryan Bible, stage management by Samantha Feldman and an MFA thesis performance by Joseph Urick.

Ticket prices are $13-17. Showtimes are 2 and 7:30 p.m.

For more information, go to http://www.arts.ufl.edu/theatreanddance or call 352-273-0526.



Andy Howard, ahoward@arts.ufl.edu , 352-273-1489

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