Steven Epp to Lead Cast of The Servant of Two Masters

News   Steven Epp to Lead Cast of The Servant of Two Masters The New York premiere will kick off TFNA’s 2016-17 season.
Steven Epp
Steven Epp

Theatre For a New Audience has announced complete casting for the Off-Broadway premiere of Carlo Goldoni’s comedy The Servant of Two Masters, the first play of the 2016-17 season at Polonsky Shakespeare Center.

The Servant of Two Masters, adapted by Constance Congdon from a translation by Christina Sibul, features Steven Epp as Truffaldino, and is directed by Christopher Bayes. Previews are set to begin November 6, with an opening scheduled for November 17.

The cast of this commedia dell'arte classic will also feature Liam Craig (Brighella), Melanie Field (Smeraldina), Andy Grotelueschen (Pantalone), Eugene Ma (Silvio), Jacob Ming-Trent (Dottore), Orlando Pabotoy (Florindo), Adina Verson (Clarice), and Liz Wisan (Beatrice).

The adaptation had its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in 2010 and subsequently played an award-winning run at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. The production has played the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis; ArtsEmerson, Boston; and Seattle Rep.

The creative team includes composers Aaron Halva and Christopher Curtis, set designer Katherine Akiko Day, costume designer Valérie Thérèse Bart, lighting designer Chuan-Chi Chan, sound designers Charles Coes and Nathan A. Roberts, hair and makeup designer Dave Bova, properties supervisor Eric Reynolds, fight director Rick Sordelet, casting director Deborah Brown and production stage manager Sonja Thorson.

Performance of The Servant of Two Masters will run through December 4.

Subscriptions may be purchased at www.tfana.org/season or by calling (212) 229-2819, ext. 10. Single tickets will be available next month.

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