Directed by Leslie Noble
, Opens: March 21 Closes: March 30
Directed by Leslie Noble, adjunct faculty member at Syracuse University, Servant of Two Masters runs March 21 to March 30.
For tickets, please call 315-443-3275 or visit the web
24/7 at www.vpa.syr.edu/drama.
Servant of Two Masters is a comedy written in the style of the Italian Commedia dell'Arte, a theatre tradition characterized by traveling troupes of actors that used improvisation, stock characters (some with masks) and scenario outlines, rather than scripted texts, to perform plays.
The tradition originated during the Italian Renaissance and enjoyed popularity from the mid 1500s to the mid 1700s.
A fan of the Commedia genre and the author of Meet Me in Cognito, Director Leslie Noble chose Servant of Two Masters for its "irrepressible comic spirit.
"I love the play because it takes unbridled delight in its own subversive silliness," said Noble
Leslie Noble is an actor, director and clown.
She is a co-founder of Gams on the Lam, a three-woman theatre ensemble that created and toured original clown pieces throughout the US, Mexico and Europe.
Leslie's directing credits include The Coarse Acting Play, Sweet Table at the Richelieu and Mad Forest for LeMoyne College; The Girls, for Full Cast Audio Books; and Twelfth Night and Stone Soup, for the Sterling Renaissance Festival, where she
also performed and penned a number of scenarios, including an original Commedia entitled Meet Me in Cognito.
For SU Drama, where she works as an administrator and adjunct faculty member, Leslie was the assistant director on Shakespeare's R&J, and directed the student understudy production of Crimes of the Heart and the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Children's Tour The Red Sun and the Green Moon (written by Gam partner and Syracuse Stage Director of Educational Outreach Lauren Unbekant).
Later this year, Leslie will direct Evolution, a solo play by (other Gam partner) Patricia Buckley, which will be presented in Syracuse at the Redhouse.