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MJC stages ‘The Servant of Two Masters’
The Servant of Two Masters
MJC’s production of “The Servant of Two Masters” opens March 14 and features (left to right) Marciano Zapien as Florindo; Katie Larson as Beatrice; Shane Meyers as Pantalone; August Eppler as Silvio; Kayla Bennett as Clarice, and in the center is Daniel Medina as Truffaldino (Photo by David Todd).

The Modesto Junior College Theatre Department presents Carlo Goldoni’s classic comedy “The Servant of Two Masters.”

Shows are set for 7 p.m. on March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and  2 p.m. March 24 in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue in Modesto.

The production features an original adaptation by MJC Theatre Professor Michael Lynch, who also directs the play.

Featuring a crazy plot that contains lost love, mistaken identity, hungry servants and lots of mix-ups, the Italian playwright’s 1746 work provides audiences with theatrical fun. Costumes for the MJC production include 20 original masks.

Servant features stock characters in the tradition of commedia dell’arte and Lynch’s addition of an “ensemble of clowns” offers an opportunity for improvisation.

The MJC cast includes: Pantalone:  Shane Meyers; Dr. Lombardi: David Davidson; Silvio: August Eppler; Truffaldino: Daniel Medina; Beatrice: Kate Larson; Brighella: Emily Monson; Smeraldina: Cynthia Robles; Florindo: Marciano Zapien; Clarice: Kayla Bennett; Ensemble Captain: Sam Whittier; Ensemble of Clowns: Roman Acosta, Michael Boschi, Sam Sterling, Jenny Biggs, Nicolas Carbone-Deep, Jacob DeBow, Krista Beal, and Rudy Perez.

Tickets are $11 general admission, $9 for students and senior citizens, and may be purchased at the Auditorium Box Office from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 90 minutes prior to each performance, or by calling 575-6776 during these hours.  Tickets may also be purchased in advance online at