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Sept. 28, 2010
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LA CROSSE, Wis. – The Viterbo University theatre department will present Carlo Goldoni’s famous comedy The Servant of Two Masters Friday, Oct. 8–Sunday, Oct. 10 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Always hungry Truffaldino will keep the audience laughing as he stumbles through one near disaster to the next. Set in 18th Century Venice, the play was a smash hit when it was revised into its current version in 1753.

The Servant of Two Masters was written in the comedia dell’arte tradition, in which actors wore masks and relied on physical comedy and improvisation.

This Viterbo production is directed by David Johnson, a faculty member at Virginia Tech University. Johnson has spent a month at Viterbo conducting acting workshops and directing this play.

“Everyone should find the play very funny,” Johnson said. “The students are amazing, and this type of material, which emphasizes timing and precision, is excellent training for young actors.”

The Servant of Two Masters is co-sponsored by The Lukasek Family Endowment Fund. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8–9 and 2 p.m. Oct. 10. Tickets are $19 for main floor, $17 for lower balcony, and $14 for upper balcony seating. For more information, contact the Viterbo box office at 608-796-3100 or


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