One Man, Two Guvnors
By Richard Bean
Based on “The Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni and songs by Grant Olding
Directed by Connie Canaday Howard
Featuring Ensemble Members Nick DuFloth, Rebecca Cox, Laura Leonardo Ownby, Kurt Naebig, Lisa Dawn and Norm Woodel
May 6-June 6; Preview Thursday, May 6; Press opening Friday, May 7
Performances Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.
The ever-starving Francis Henshall finds himself working for both a gangster and a criminal in hiding, both of whom are linked in a web of schemes, shakedowns and seductions. To prevent the discovery that he is working for two bosses, Francis must do everything he can to keep his two guvnors apart, while still getting food and the girl. Playwright Bean transports the commedia dell’arte conventions of the 1746 “The Servant of Two Masters” to the seaside town of Briton in 1963. Daily Variety calls “One Man, Two Guvnors” “…sheer comic delirium.”