ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS to Open The Rep's 48th Season, 9/10-10/5
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents the wildly funny and witty play One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean and directed by Edward Stern. This entertaining and innovative take on the classic farce The Servant of Two Masters by playwright Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding will be performed on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, September 10-October 5, 2014.
Curtain times are Tuesday at 7 pm; Wednesday-Friday at 8 pm; selected Wednesday matinees at 1:30 pm; Saturday matinees at 5 pm; selected Saturday nights at 9 pm; Sunday matinees at 2 pm; and selected Sunday evenings at 7 pm.
Ticket prices start at just $17.50 (previews) and $21 (regular performances). To purchase, visit The Rep Box Office, located inside the Loretto-Hilton Center, charge by phone by calling (314) 968-4925 or visit The Rep's Online Box Office at http://www.repstl.org.
Major sponsorship for this production is provided by Ann and Hugh Scott.
Francis Henshall needs a job. Recently sacked from his skiffle band, he's hungry and has a bad case of fish and chips on the brain. To make ends meet, he becomes a servant to two different masters. Frazzled Francis tries his best to balance duties and keep his bosses from meeting, but what he doesn't know about them, and what they don't know about each other, quickly become uproarious and riotous cases of mistaken identities and slapstick antics in this laugh-out-loud award-winning comedy.
The cast of One Man, Two Guvnors at The Rep is Aaron Orion Baker (Good People) as Taxi Driver/Gareth, Anthony Cochrane as Charlie "The Duck" Clench, Karis Danish as Pauline Clench, Jack Fellows as Stanley Stubbers, Mel Johnson, Jr. as Lloyd Boateng, Keira Keeley (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) as Rachel Crabbe, Raymond McAnally as Francis Henshall, John Michalski (Dracula) as Harry Dangle, Ruth Pferdehirt (Noises Off) as Dolly, Luke Smith as Alan, Evan Zes as Alfie and Ari Axelrod, Austin Bohmer, Amelia Jo Parish, Lucas Reilly and Kyle Twomey in the ensemble.
The Rep's production of One Man, Two Guvnors is directed by Edward Stern, who recently directed the hilarious Mainstage hit Noises Off.
The creative staff also includes Scott C. Neale, set designer; David Kay Mickelsen, costume designer; Kirk Bookman, lighting designer; Rusty Wandall, sound designer; Jacob Stergos, music director; Leland Faulkner, physical comedy director; James Compton, movement coordinator; Joanna Battles, dialect coach; Rich Cole, casting director; Emilee Buchheit, stage manager; and Shannon B. Sturgis, assistant stage manager.
As a part of the show, patrons will be entertained by The WoolfPak skiffle band consisting of Jake Herberlie, lead guitar; Timothy Moore, percussion; Matthew Rudolf, guitar; and Jacob Stergos, bass/vocals.
The Rep is partnering with the Saint Louis Art Museum to enhance the patron experience of One Man, Two Guvnors. Participants can take a free one-hour tour of SLAM's collection featuring British art. No reservations are required and more information can be found at slam.org.
For additional information about The Rep's production of One Man, Two Guvnors including a guide introducing the characters, plot and background on the play, photos related to the production; and more, visit The Rep's comprehensive public website at http://www.repstl.org.