Critics love this play!
“splendidly silly” –The New York Times
“deliriously funny” –The Telegraph
“diabolically joke-stuffed” –Independent
“joyously liberating” –The Hollywood Reporter
“the hoot of the season” –Philadelphia Inquirer
Artistic Director Charles Newell brings together an incredible cast of Chicago actors for a rollicking jaunt through crooked schemes, cross-dressing twins, and general buffoonery in this riotous summer delight!
Playful music, physical jokes, and countless verbal quips transform Goldoni’s 18th century classic The Servant of Two Masters into a modern comedy. Set in 1963 on the coast of Brighton, Francis Henshall is separately employed by two men: local gangster Roscoe Crabbe, and upper-class criminal Stanley Stubbers. Francis tries to keep the two from meeting and discovering his secret, but Roscoe is really Rachel Crabbe in disguise—her twin brother Roscoe was killed by her lover, who happens to be Stanley Stubbers! One man, two jobs. How hard could it be?
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including one 15 minute intermission