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Arts & Entertainment - June 21, 2019

A British invasion

Palo Alto Players' 'One Man, Two Guvnors' delivers laughs, tomfoolery and songs

by Karla Kane

Carlo Goldoni's 1746 commedia dell'arte-inspired play "The Servant of Two Masters" gets a swinging '60s, oh-so-British makeover in "One Man, Two Guvnors," an adaptation by Richard Bean (with songs by Grant Olding). The madcap farce was a big hit in the United Kingdom in 2011, Broadway in 2012 (earning comedian James Corden a Tony Award) and now seems poised to be an audience favorite at the Lucie Stern Theater, if the roaring laughter greeting Palo Alto Players' opening night is any indication.

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Arts & Entertainment Editor Karla Kane can be emailed at kkane@paweekly.com.


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