Classic Italian Farce The Servant of Two Masters
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The last date listed for The Servant of Two Masters was Friday October 4, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in The School for Lies. Adapted from Molière's The Misanthrope, playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) transforms Molière's classic into a modern satire told entirely through verse. The result is a delightfully incongruous comedy of manners that lets you peer inside the Parisian salon of Celimene, a young widow with a sharp tongue and plenty of suitors. Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels co-direct this Center Theatre production, in which a saucy siren finally meets her misanthropic match. Learn More
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Featured review from the reflective viewerRed Velvet
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I did not like it until I liked it. And then I really liked it.
The too much updated, too crotch grabbing and 2013 humor put me off for quite awhile. Some in the audience were roaring at every obvious corny move. That may have affected my disdain. When idiots laugh you hesitate. And so by intermission I was thinking enough already, present a truly funny play please. This feels more like sketch comedy with no real connection to 1750 or a credible storyline.
But they kept it up. Nonsense ala Marx brothers went on and on. A bit SNL, some circus and a lead who more than a little channels Jim Carey back when Jim was actually brilliant. Silly songs, silly plot, more non sequiters all began to turn into a hilarious poke in the ribs. And the effort was impressive. Given this was the first preview you are impressed by the ensemble work.
I have seen hundreds of plays and improv acts. I have never seen this. For invention and difference alone and the over the top skill of several leads it is worth seeing.
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If you love comedy with local 'touches' - go see The Servant of Two Masters. The theater was guffawing the whole night. The humor was aimed at all ages; if you missed the double entendre.. another one was right around the corner. The ease of...continued
This show contains crude humor and profanity.
This show’s running time is two hours and thirty minutes with one intermission.