by Carlo Goldoni
Presented by The CCircle
2756 Mosasco Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312
Off Rosedale Highway
July 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30 p.m.
July 18, 25 at 2 p.m.
Doors open half hour prior to performance.
Regular Admission $20
Student Admission $15
About the Show
The life of the Italian dramatist Carlo Goldoni almost exactly spanned the eighteenth century, a time when the traditional comedia dell'arte style was in decline and 'written' drama as we know it was beginning. Goldoni skilfully adapted the comedia dell'arte pattern to his own very funny plots, and the most famous of the resulting plays is 'The Servant of Two Masters'.
The story concerns the terrible complications wrought by the servant Traffaldino when he gets himself jobs with two different people at the same time. Not all the complications are of his making; one of his 'masters' is in fact a lady in disguise, and the other master is her lover, but Truffaldino doesn't know this...