Jan 29 - Feb 10, 2013

Identities are mistaken, engagements are broken and lovers are reunited in Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte masterpiece. Mayhem erupts when the wily—and chronically hungry—servant Truffaldino (played by acclaimed actor Steven Epp) hatches a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once. The virtuosic physical comedy of The Servant of Two Masters is directed by Christopher Bayes, whose hilarious choreography is featured in the hit stage production of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps.

“Revels in the transformative power of theater.” - The New York Times



Christopher Bayes’ credits include six years as an actor, director, composer, designer and artistic associate at Theatre de la Jeune Lune. In 1989 he joined the acting company of the Guthrie for more than 20 productions. New York and regional directing credits include Juilliard, P.S. 122, Intiman, Court and Yale Rep. He is a 2000 Fox Fellow, and currently the Head of Physical Acting at the Yale School of Drama.

Actor Steven Epp was last seen in Boston in The Miser, Don Juan Giovanni and Figaro at the American Repertory Theater. He is the recipient of a 1999 Fox Fellowship. He was a member of Theatre de la Jeune Lune and has also performed at La Jolla Playhouse, New Victory Theatre, the Alley Theatre, Actors' Theatre of Louisville, Yale Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.


Beatrice Sarah Agnew
Brighella/Porter Liam Craig
Truffaldino Steven Epp
Pantalone Allen Gilmore
Waiter David Hanbury
Silvio Chivas Michael
Florindo Randy Reyes
Il Dottore Don Darryl Rivera
Waiter Luverne Seifert
Clarice Adina Verson
Smeraldina Liz Wisan


Written by Carlo Goldoni
Adapted by Constance Congdon
From A Translation by Christina Sibul
Further Adapted by Steven Epp and Christopher Bayes
Director Christopher Bayes
Set Designer Katherine Akiko Day
Costume Designer Valérie Thérèse Bart
Lighting Designer Chuan-Chi Chan
Music Composer Christopher Curtis and Aaron Halva
Sound Designer Charles Coes and Nathan Roberts


  • Location: Emerson/Paramount Center Mainstage
  • A Yale Repertory Theatre production
  • Written by: Carlo Goldoni
  • Adapted by: Constance Congdon
  • Further adapted by: Steven Epp and Christopher Bayes
  • From a Translation by: Christina Sibul
  • Directed by: Christopher Bayes
  • Series: Legend
  • Ages: 14+
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with one Intermission