Director says season’s first play features chaos and crazy twists.
By Gabriela Rodriguez
This college’s theater program will stage its first play of the fall, “The Servant of Two Masters,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8-10 and 15-17 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and 18 in McCreless Theater.
Written by Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni in 1746, the play is described as a comedy farce but a romantic story at heart.
As the story unfolds, an engaged couple’s happiness is interrupted when a stranger shows up with shocking news.
He reveals that the girl’s former fiancé — whom she believed to be dead — is still alive and plans to marry her.
The plot takes a crazy twist with a servant working for two people and an unexpected reveal.
“There’s peculiar characters, such as a female dressed as a man impersonating a male and all kinds of things making it funny and interesting,” said Paula Rodriguez, theater coordinator, instructor and director of the play.
Theater sophomore Brian Hill, who will play innkeeper Brighella, agreed.
“It’s one of those you have to see it to believe it,” Hill said, noting that the production is “definitely family-friendly.”
Hill has participated in past campus productions such as “Boys Next Door,” “When You Coming Back Red Ryder?” and “Romeo and Juliet.”
The main characters are Beatrice Rasponi, played by theater sophomore Grace Taylor and Truffaldino Battochio, played by theater freshman Dillon McCoy.
Tickets are $5 with an Alamo Colleges or high school ID; $8 for other college students, seniors and military; and $10 general admission.
Any student at this college can join the Drama Club, which meets 5 p.m. Thursdays in the student lounge of McAllister Fine Arts Center.
The club offers workshops on auditioning, improvisation, games, field trips to see plays and other activities, Rodriguez said.
Call Rodriguez at 210-486-0492.