Students from the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University will present Carlo Goldoni’s high-spirited 18th-century comedy, “The Servant of Two Masters,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, March 17-20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in Frey Theater at St. Catherine, 2004 Randolph Ave.
Tickets are $5 for general admission and free to students, faculty and staff with ID from the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (St. Thomas, St. Catherine, Augsburg College, Macalester College and Hamline University). Seating is limited; reservations will be taken at The O’Shaughnessy Ticket Office at St. Catherine, (651) 690-6700.
“The Servant of Two Masters” centers on an unemployed servant who takes two jobs, constantly mixes them up and creates chaos in the process. Two pairs of lovers, a couple of stubborn fathers, a mischievous maid, an innkeeper and the inn’s employees complicate matters, too. This production has been adapted to update the speech and references so it’s accessible to all.
Among the UST and SCU students participating in the production are St. Thomas student actors Allison Cleary, Sarah Lahti, Andrew Menke, Ben Parnell, Elizabeth Swabey-Keith, Zack Tamble and Franklin Wagner; singers Molly O’Gara, Milo Oien-Rochat and Carolyn Peterson; and crew members Jesse Arch (stage manager) and Kayla Grothaus (assistant stage manager). Dr. Amy Kritzer, of the UST College of Arts and Sciences’ English Department, directs the production.