|“worth seeing, a solid, talent-filled production that reminds us once again how given a very midsummer madness, we are all fools for love.” – Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times (Sonnet Rep’s production of Twelfth Night)
“It’s a brave theater company to undertake Jean Genet’s The Maids. The play is arguably a modern classic, earning a read in college theater history classes and a rich reputation among lovers of the avant-garde. But for all its lore, it’s rare to find it among a theater company’s production schedule-the reputation is just too much to live up to. Thankfully, Sonnet Repertory Theatre Company has offered New York City an opportunity to see the classic brought to life.”
– Sarah Lucie, Show Business Weekly (Sonnet Rep’s production of The Maids)
“If what you’re after is stunning theatre, this is the production to see.”
– Alexander Hamilton, Stage and Cinema (Sonnet Rep’s production of Richard II)
SONNET REPERTORY THEATRE
THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS
A hilarious new adaptation of Goldoni’s classic farce with music, beatboxing and dance
Written by CARLO GOLDONI
Original Music by BANDITS ON THE RUN and
MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY
StarringLEANNE BORGHESI*,JEFF BURCHFIELD*,CARLY CIARROCCHI,BRIAN D. COATS*,ADRIAN BLAKE ENSCOE,KAREEM M. LUCAS*,LIBBY MATTHEWS,RONALD ALEXANDER PEET*,JESSIE SHELTON*,REGINA STRAYHORN, ROCKY VEGA,
and MATTHEW “MEGA WATTS” WEST
Adapted & Directed by NICOLAS MINAS
APRIL 17 – MAY 2, 2015 AT TEATRO LATEA
OPENING NIGHT IS SATURDAY, APRIL 18 AT 8 P.M.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM
|SONNET REPERTORY THEATRE is pleased to announce a hilarious new adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, with original music by Bandits on the Run and members of the company, adapted and directed by Nicolas Minas (Assistant Director Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway, Sweeney Todd Live at Lincoln Center). The Servant of Two Masters will play a limited engagement at Teatro LATEA (Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002). Performances begin Friday, April 17 (Preview performance) and continue through Saturday, May 2. Opening Night is Saturday, April 18 (8 p.m.).
Sonnet Rep brings the street to the stage in this new take on the classic comedy The Servant of Two Masters, a wild and zany farce of disguises, tricks, traps and lovers-back-from-the-dead. This hilarious modern adaptation will feature the robust talents of some of NYC’s street performers to create a mosaic of music, beatboxing, dance and laugh-out-loud comedy that is not to be missed.
Featuring Leanne Borghesi* (BATCC Awards for Dames at Sea and Divalicious) as Smeraldina, Jeff Burchfield* (The Death Of Klinghoffer – The Metropolitan Opera; From The House Of The Dead – Staatsoper Berlin) as Dr. Lombardi, Carly Ciarrocchi (The House on Mango Street – Steppenwolf; TV host for The Sunny Side Up Show on NBC’s Sprout channel)as Zanni, Brian D. Coats* (On the Levee -LCT3; The Merry Wives of Windsor and Two Gentlemen of Verona -The Public; Helen Hayes Award winning Invisible Man; Barrymore Award winning Distant Fires; SE Premiere Clybourne Park) as Pantalone, Adrian Blake Enscoe as Silvio, Kareem M. Lucas* (Romeo and Juliet – Williamstown Theater Festival) as Truffaldino, Libby Matthews as Beatrice, Ronald Alexander Peet* (Libby the Trixter – Atlantic Theatre Company; The Golem of Havana – Barrington Stage; over 30 roles with American Shakespeare Center) as Florindo, Jessie Shelton* (Patrick Barlow’s A Christmas Carol Off-Broadway) as Clarice, Regina Strayhorn as Brighella, Rocky Vega (Comedy of Errors – Shakespeare & Co)as Zanni and Matthew “Mega Watts” West as Zanni.
The production features Set Design by Keven Lock (Godspell Off-Broadway, 30th anniversary production of Hair, art director ABC’s Good Morning America; Additional Art Direction: All My Children, ABC Sports, 20/20, ABC’S London News Bureau and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve for the last 14 years; Earthquake Show/Ride for Universal Studios Florida, and the feature film Going All The Way with Ben Affleck), Lighting Design by Christina Watanabe (Under the Radar – The Public; lighting coordinator for Alice Tully Hall, ’13 Lincoln Center Fest), Costume Design by Nicole V. Moody (Bucks County Playhouse, American Theatre Dance Workshop. Marvell Rep), Sound Design by Janie Bullard (Broadway’s Hand to God; Recipient of the USITT/LDI Rising Star Award for 2014, was named an Indie Theatre Person of the Year for 2013 and received 3 Best Sound Design nominations for the 2014 NYIT Awards), and Prop Design by Shana McKay Burns (art director ABC’s Good Morning America). Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie (Apollo Theater, Ahmanson Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, New York Live Arts) is the Movement Director and Dax Valdes is the Associate Director and Associate Movement Director. Production Stage Management by Craig M. Rosenthal* (Marvell Rep’s Drama Desk nominated Threepenny Opera), and Stage Management by Shayna Penn. Kampfire PR is the PR Consultant.
The Servant of Two Masters plays the following regular schedule through Saturday, May2nd:
Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $18 and are now available online at
www.BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance.
Running Time: 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission.
Teatro LATEA is located at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002.
Subway Directions: F train to Delancey Street or J, M, or Z to Essex Street. Walk to Suffolk Street, make a left.
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase.
|NICOLAS MINAS (Director and Adaptation) New York credits: Bill Cain’s Stand-Up Tragedy for Category 7 productions, Nathan Cann’s My Fall at TheaterLab, Petunia at NYC Fringe Festival and numerous readings and workshops. Assistant Director: Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway (w/ James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave), Live at Lincoln Center’s Sweeney Todd (w/ Emma Thompson and Audra McDonald), Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando at CSC. SDC Observership on the Live at Lincoln Center’s Company (w/ Patti LuPone and Neil Patrick Harris). Regional: The 39 Steps and Around the World in 80 Days for Cape Fear Regional Theater where he will return this spring to direct Avenue Q. Assistant Director on A Grand Night for Singing (Lonny Price) at Bucks County Playhouse. Chicago: Founding Artistic director of Blindfaith Theater, Gorey Stories and Woody Guthrie’s American Song (5 Jeff Award nominations including Outstanding Director and Outstanding Musical Production), Taming of the Shrew for Theo Ubique Theater. Training: The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA), Roosevelt University’s Chicago Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Advanced Directing training program at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Member of Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab 2011, Directors Lab West 2011 and Associate Member of SDC. www.nickminasdirector.com
SONNET REPERTORY THEATRE is in its 13th season, and has built a reputation not only for quality in classic theatre in New York City, but also excellence in operations. Sonnet Repertory Theatre is led by Artistic Directors Todd Loyd and Olivia Mora. Oliviawas Associate Artistic Director for Maui Academy of Performing Arts. She’s worked in theatre and theatre education for over 20 years as a teacher, director, choreographer, and actor. Currently, Olivia works as Assistant Director of Admissions at a private school in New York City. Olivia is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and holds a BA in theatre/modern choreography from Mills College.Toddhas worked on and off Broadway (La Boheme, The Color Purple) and is currently a head teacher in the Nursery division of a private school in New York City. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and holds a BFA from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts and an MA in Early Childhood and Special Education.
Sonnet Rep’s Advisory Board includes: Paul Barnes, Gary Beach, Will Cantler, Gerald Freedman, Peter Hedges, Joe Mantello, Jack O’Brien, Mary-Louise Parker, Bernard Telsey, and Celia Weston.