RIT Players Perform The Servant of Two Masters, April 22-25
April 14, 2004
by Susan Gawlowicz
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The RIT Players will take to the stage April 22-25 to present an 18th century farce replete with young lovers, miserly fathers, clever and bumbling servants, slapstick humor and visual gags in Carlo Goldoni’s, The Servant of Two Masters.
The play will run from April 22 to 24, starting at 8 p.m., and at 2 p.m. on April 25, in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. Tickets—$2 for the RIT community and $4 for the general public—will be sold at the door.
The Servant of Two Masters follows the young couple, Clarice and Silvio, whose engagement is disrupted by the reappearance of Clarice’s former fiancé thought to be dead. The scheming Federigo, alive and well, demands her hand in marriage. The plot builds with the confusion of undelivered messages and mistaken identities.
Goldoni’s play was inspired by the commedia dell’arte, a type of improvisational theater popular in Renaissance Europe.
The production is sponsored by RIT’s College of Liberal Arts and the RIT Players.
For more information, contact 475-6095.