TFNA Debuts New Adaptation of The Servant of Two Masters

News   TFNA Debuts New Adaptation of The Servant of Two Masters The New York premiere stars Steven Epp as Truffaldino and is directed by Christopher Bayes.
Steven Epp
Steven Epp

Performances begin November 6 for the Off-Broadway premiere of Carlo Goldoni’s comedy The Servant of Two Masters, adapted by Constance Congdon from a translation by Christina Sibul, at Theatre For a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn.

The production features Steven Epp as Truffaldino and is directed by Christopher Bayes. The New York debut will officially open November 16.

The cast of this commedia dell'arte classic also features Liam Craig (Brighella), Aidan Eastwood (Waiter), Andy Grotelueschen (Dottore), Eugene Ma (Silvio), Allen Gilmore (Pantalone), Orlando Pabotoy (Florindo), Adina Verson (Clarice), Liz Wisan(Beatrice), Sam Urdang (Waiter), and Emily Young (Smeraldina). Original music is performed by Aaron Halva and Christopher Curtis.

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 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.

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

Tickets may be purchased at www.tfana.org/season or by calling (212) 229-2819, ext. 10.

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