Theatre/dance department to present 'The Servant of Two Masters' Nov. 12-20

Oct. 29, 2010

The Luther College theatre/dance department will present seven performances of "The Servant of Two Masters," a classic commedia dell'arte play, Nov. 12-20.

Opening night is Friday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The show continues with evening performances on Saturday, Nov. 13, and Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m., and matinee performances Saturday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m.

All performances will be in Jewel Theatre in the Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10 for general admission seating. For tickets, call the Luther Box Office, telephone 387-1357, open Monday through Friday, 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; open until 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Robert Larson, Luther professor of theatre, will direct the performances based on Carlo Goldoni's play. Luther seniors Kate Trigger and Angela Pidde will serve as assistant directors/ stage managers for the performance.

A mad-cap romp of a comedy, "The Servant of Two Masters" shows the struggles of falling in and out of love as well as the perils of biting off more than you can chew.

The cast includes Luther students Emily Adams, KayCee Bucher, Libby Dahms, Tyler Hagy, Benj Kost, Coty Moir, Azael Salgado, Nelson Schreen, Samuel White, David Mendez, Sarah Nolte, Cydney Roelandt, Marissa Satern and Marybeth Stork.

Collaborating on movement and musical composition are junior Andrea Oldfield and sophomore Sydney Kjerstad. Musicians for the performance include Luther sophomore Sarah Corfman and Luther first-year Elias Johnson.

Setting the stage for the performance are artistic collaborators Luther senior Alex Lange, scenic design; Lisa Lantz, Luther assistant professor of theater, costume design; Jeff Dintaman, Luther professor of theater, lighting design; and Tom Berger, Luther technical director, technical direction.

Truffaldino in 'The Servant of Two Masters'