Theatre Erindale Presents: the Servant of Two Masters
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga ON L5L 1C6
The Servant of Two Masters Adapted by Aaron Jan
Mar 17-27 VIMEO VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE
CONTENT WARNING: The Servant of Two Masters contains coarse language, depictions of violence and disturbing subject matter.
From the director: The Servant of Two Masters is a farce about acquiring capital, specifically how much one man is willing to suffer to rise above his station. I am drawn to the classism in the text, Truffaldino's hunger to attain fiscal mobility and what the exact purpose of producing an escapist farce is in 2022. What parts of 18th-century Italy are mirrored in contemporary western culture? Who is allowed to rise above their status? Who deserves our sympathy in a capitalist container? How can the poor become protagonists in a story that doesn't belong to them? I want to update what commedia can be now - by exploring the tropes and stock characters we see in reality TV and what we choose to ignore in pursuit of our own capitalist joyriding
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Please note this production will be performed live on stage and streamed through the Vimeo platform on your web browser. The link to the show will be emailed to you the evening of the performance.
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