Theatre Central to perform classical Italian comedy

PELLA — Theatre Central will present “A Servant to Two Masters” as the final large performance of the fall season from Nov. 14 through 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pella Opera House. 

A play of mistaken identities, reunited lovers and slapstick comedy, “A Servant to Two Masters” is full of plot twists sure to entertain all ages. The production follows the servant Truffaldino as he juggles two masters, with mayhem breaking loose.

Originally written in 1753 by Carlo Goldoni as an Italian comedy, director Mary Jo Sodd said the students are thrilled to be performing the classical work.

“This piece demands that you have good performers,” Sodd said. “It requires different types of acting skills that many of them needed to learn, and they have done a great job.”

On Friday, Nov. 15, Theatre Central alumni are invited for Alumni Night at the Opera House before and after the curtain closes. A cash bar will be available. The Friends of the Central Arts also will be hosting a reception after the show. 

“I’m so glad that we could partner with the Opera House again,” Sodd said.

Tickets are $8 for general admission, $6 for students and senior citizens and free with a Central ID. Tickets are available at the Pella Opera House or at the information booth in the Maytag Student Center.