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The third season of acclaimed international theatre programming by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage continues with a Yale Repertory Theatre production of The Servant of Two Masters. Performances take place Jan. 29 – Feb. 10, 2013 at The Paramount Center Mainstage (559 Washington St. in Boston’s Theatre District). Tickets, from $25 –$79, are on sale now at www.artsemerson.org or by phone at (617) 824-8400.
Identities are mistaken, engagements are broken and lovers are reunited in Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte masterpiece. Mayhem erupts when the wily—and chronically hungry—servant Truffaldino (played by acclaimed actor Steven Epp) hatches a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once. The virtuosic physical comedy of The Servant of Two Masters is directed by Christopher Bayes, whose hilarious choreography is featured in the hit stage production of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps.
Christopher Bayes’ credits include six years as an actor, director, composer, designer and artistic associate at Theatre de la Jeune Lune. In 1989 he joined the acting company of the Guthrie for more than 20 productions. New York and regional directing credits include Juilliard, P.S. 122, Intiman, Court, and Yale Rep. He is a 2000 Fox Fellow, and currently the Head of Physical Acting at the Yale School of Drama.
Actor Steven Epp was last seen in Boston in The Miser, Don Juan Giovanni and Figaro at the American Repertory Theater. He is the recipient of a 1999 Fox Fellowship. He was a member of Theatre de la Jeune Lune and has also performed at La Jolla Playhouse, New Victory Theatre, the Alley Theatre, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Yale Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
“Steven Epp manages to combine the cheerful hostility of Groucho Marx, the winsomeness of Tommy Smothers and the stupidity of Homer Simpson.” – The New York Times
“It’s the epitome of comic timing, business and slapstick.” – New Haven Register