The Servant of Two Masters

December 01, 2012 - January 20, 2013 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage
Direct from critically acclaimed runs at Yale Repertory and Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Servant of Two Masters arrives at the Guthrie under the direction of former Guthrie company member Christopher Bayes, starring Steven Epp (Theatre de la Jeune Lune) as the wily servant Truffaldino and Guthrie favorite Sarah Agnew as the strong-willed Beatrice. A high-flung/low-brow comedy about a hungry servant who hatches a scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once, the show features an amazing cast serving up fine singing, chicken dancing, fish juggling and pop culture references from Skype to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies.” Whether it’s date night or ladies’ night, you don’t want to miss this sometimes bawdy, always charming hit The Washington Post hailed as a “bowlful of joy!”


"The laughter would be quite enough to propel 'The Servant of Two Masters' onto a theater lover's must-see list. But then there's the magic."-- New York Times

Run Time: 2 hours 25 minutes including one intermission.

This show contains scenes of a ridiculously silly nature, naughty words, and wide-ranging humor including: sophomoric, slapstick, farcical, satiric, off-color, etc.


Beatrice Sarah Agnew
Liam Craig
Steven Epp
Allen Gilmore
David Hanbury
Chivas Michael
Jesse J. Perez
Randy Reyes
Il Dottore
Don Darryl Rivera
Adina Verson
Liz Wisan
Carolyn Boulay
  Aaron Halva

Artistic Staff

Christopher Bayes
Set Designer
Katherine Akiko Day
Costume Designer
Valerie Therese Bart
Lighting Designer
Chuan-Chi Chan
Christopher Curtis
  Aaron Halva
Sound Designers
Charles Coes
  Nathan A. Roberts
Fight Director
Rick Sordelet
Stage Manager
Stina Lotti
Assistant Stage Manager
Justin Hossle
Assistant Director
Dario Tangelson



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Photos by Richard Termine


VIDEO: Twin Cities Live: Emily Engberg and the cast of The Servant of Two Masters take a look backstage and have some improvised fun. 



Star Tribune: Genuine art, wearing a comic mask at Guthrie
How Was the Show: The Servant of Two Masters at the Guthrie Theater
Aisle Say Twin Cities: " utter delight, a joy to behold..."
City Pages: "...the show is full of funny performances..."


Star Tribune: Former Jeune Luners get physical with Goldoni play
City Pages
: 'The Servant of Two Masters' aims for comedy jazz
MSP Magazine
: Jeune Lune Redux


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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.