"The Servant of Two Masters" might be one of the few 300-year-old plays that can be enjoyed by all ages, thanks to Glendale Community College and its student cast.
I went three days after the play opened, and although all the jokes didn't register with the adult audience (seeing that this was a comedy), those that did drew big laughs with the 8-year-old girl sitting three rows ahead of me. She seemed to love all of the sight gags, wacky sound effects and Three Stooges-style slapstick comedy that were incorporated into the play. And for a college production, it's a huge bonus to produce a play that is accessible to adults and children.
The play takes place over the course of one day in Venice, Italy, and as it opens, Pantalone (Peter Von Sholly) discusses the upcoming wedding of his daughter Clarice (Edith Kordijan) and her fiance Silvio (Alexis Crisanto). But Beatrice (Michelle Nissing), who has just arrived in Venice, aims to disrupt Clarice and Silvio's wedding.