One Man, Two Guvnors School Play

posted Apr 10, 2018, 7:09 AM by Angela Harrison

One Man, Two Guvnors   by Richard Bean

This brilliantly written and hysterically funny play is an adaptation of the Commedia dell'arte play The Servant of Two Masters written by Carlo Goldoni in 1745.  It now takes place in 1963 in Brighton, England.  Charlie Clench’s daughter Pauline is engaged to be married to Alan Dangle.  This is only possible because the man who Charlie arranged to marry Pauline has died and now she is able to marry her true love.  Enter the ‘dead man’ or rather his twin sister Rachel dressed as a man, coming to claim the money Charlie had promised “him” on the day of his engagement to his daughter.  But that’s not all! Rachel comes with a servant named Francis. He is an over the top character who lives to eat, chase women and make money. Unbeknownst to them, he ends up being the servant to both Rachel and Stanley Stubbers (Rachel’s real fiance). The comedy ensues when poor Francis tries his best to keep the pair apart, and all the information straight.  Needless to say, he fails. Miserably.

Slapstick comedy at its best; don’t miss Lester B. Pearson’s version of One Man, Two Guvnors, April 12,13,14, 2018.  Curtain at 7:00

$10 for adults, $5 for kids under 10.