First Production Scheduled in New Studio Theatre

The first production in Manatee Community College's (MCC) David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre will be a new version of a Carlo Goldoni classic, "The Servant of Two Masters." The play will be performed at 8 p.m., Sept. 26-27 and 29, and Oct. 2-4, and at 2 p.m., Sept. 28, in the theatre, which is located in the recently opened Music and Theatre Building, building number 11, at MCC Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West.

The most famous play by Goldoni, an 18th-century Italian dramatist, was translated and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and Paolo Emilio Landi. In attempting to make his job more profitable by serving two masters at once, the madcap character Truffaldino finds himself in the midst of a maddening and humorous intrigue that involves lovers, lawyers and meatballs.

MCC's production is directed by Kenneth Erickson Jr. Cast members are Rachel Bayor, Adam Condor, Rae Crider, Joshua Fishbein, Jenna Gagliano, Michael Hesemann, Michael Jorgensen, Carl MacMichael, Brittany Miller, Marianna Rocha, Dayton Sinkia and Katelyn Studer.

The new theatre features an overhead catwalk system for stage lighting, dressing rooms with restrooms and showers, ticket office, scene shop and prop storage areas.

General admission is $10. Tickets are $5 for MCC students and staff. Tickets go on sale Sept. 16 in the Neel Performing Arts Center Box Office. For more information, call (941) 752-5252.

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