Playhouse Opens ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’
April 12th, 2019
Omaha, NE—Omaha Community Playhouse’s next show opens tonight, One Man, Two Guvnors, written by Richard Bean. Based on a classic example of commedia dell’arte, Servant of Two Masters, the show premiered in London’s South Bank in 2011, led by James Corden.
Like its Italian inspiration, One Man, Two Guvnors is a mashup of sub-plots and deception, but at the heart of the story is Francis, holding two jobs at the same time, doing anything he can to keep his bosses from finding out.
Set in 1960s Brighton, One Man, Two Guvnors is a prime example of British wit and physical comedy. The play also calls attention to accent and dialect, which the actors have been studying.
One of the most important features of this production is its music. Leading character, Francis, is a former musician, and the band on stage becomes part of the story.
One Man, Two Guvnors opens at the Omaha Community Playhouse tonight, April 12, at 7:30pm. The show will run Wednesdays thru Sundays until May 5. For more information or tickets, visit OmahaPlayhouse.com.