High School Mounts Production of Commedia dell’arte Classic “The Servant of Two Masters”
This fall’s play at Cheltenham High School is definitely intended to be a laughing matter. Written by Carlo Goldoni and translated by Jeffrey Hatcher and Paolo Emilio Landi, “The Servant of Two Masters” is the modern translation of 18th century Italian commedia dell'arte performed with masks and songs and clowning. The main character Truffaldino is a servant who finds employment from two nobles and has to hide his employment with each from the other.
The cast and crew includes Colin Polisano (Truffaldino Battocchio), Quincy Rhoades (Pantalone), Angel James (Beatrice Rasponi), Abe Moss (Florindo Aretusi), Venus Agbadan (Brighella), Ivy Austin (Smeraldina), Immanuel Rimmer (Silvio), Ariella Whyte (Clarice), Robert Nolan (Dr. Lombardi), Ava Angelettie (Producer), Jazire Parker (Stage Manager), Juliana Ancheta (Juliana), Marisa Decker (Prompter), Oren Schwartz (Patron), and Nya Paulection, Aisling Pembroke, Hannah Koval, Tsehay Poindexter, Naomi Guth, and Koen Kaschock-Marenda (Zanni)
The show is Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Stretton Hall. Tickets are $5 (students) and $10 ( adults), and available from cast and crew members and at the door.