Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vol State's Modern Version of Servant of Two Masters

A love story mixed with energizing comedy best describes the play "Servant of Two Masters". Originally written in 1753, Vol State's Theatre Program has given the classic play a modern-day look.

"The play is going to be all over the place. It has something for everyone to enjoy.A love story, some comedy, and a little bit of mayhem," said Logan Kemp,a student who is a understudy to the character Silvio Lombardi.

I was able to get a sneak peek during a dress rehearsal and I was laughing often throughout the show.  I would say that mayhem would be a great description.

Each scene was filled with comedy and wise-cracks. There were different scenes where characters would break out into hissy fits, fake-slap each other, and take off on wacky physical/verbal acts.

Edmon Thomas,Associate Professor of Communication and Theatre is leading the production.

"All of the students has worked hard, whether they are on stage or behind the scenes. I want all of them to enjoy themselves while they are on stage,"said Thomas.

The crew has had about three to four weeks to prepare for this production with the usual dramatic issues such as delay on  getting costumes finished, the hard work of learning lines, and getting props ready.

"It's been more difficult for some than others as far preparing for roles, especially for me with one scene in particular" said Kemp. "All in all it has not been too stressful, for me anyways."

Make sure that you catch Servant of Two Masters this weekend  and next weekend; Fridays and Saturdays November 1,2,8,and 9 starting at 7:30 pm, and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm on November 3 and 10.The show will take place in the Wemyss auditorium in Caudill Hall.

There is a $5 recommended donation to support student scholarships. It is free for students and employees with a Vol State ID.

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