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Kent State School of Theatre and Dance opens season with “The Servant of Two Masters”

Classic comedy is adapted and directed by Roe Green Visiting Director Tracy Young

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University begins it 2015-2016 season with Carlo Goldoni’s classic comedy “The Servant of Two Masters.” The production is directed and adapted by this year’s Roe Green Visiting Director Tracy Young and runs Fri., Oct. 9 through Sun., Oct. 18 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

For tickets call 330-672-ARTS (2787), purchase online at www.kent.edu/theatredance or in person at the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive. The box office is open Mon. – Fri., Noon to 5 pm.  Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for Kent State University alumni, faculty and staff, $14 for seniors (60+) and non-Kent State students age 18 and under are $10.  Tickets for full-time, Kent campus undergraduates are free of charge.  Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $12 per person.  Flex pass subscriptions are also available. The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks, and cash.

Written by Carlo Goldoni and adapted by Oded Gross and Tracy Young, “The Servant of Two Masters” is a masterpiece of commedia dell’arte. The hilarious comedy demonstrates what happens when you combine a sister disguised as her brother, a fiancé returned from the dead, a lover accused of murder, and an always-hungry servant who decides one master isn’t enough.

“The Servant of Two Masters” is directed by 2015-2016 Roe Green Visiting Director Tracy Young. An accomplished director and adapter, Young has credits at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Marin Theatre Co., Playmakers Rep, Great Lakes Theater, Yale Rep, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Los Angeles Theatre Center and Lincoln Center Theater.

The production and design team includes choreography by assistant professor Courtney Brown, scenic design by associate professor Raynette Smith, technical direction by associate professor Steve Pauna, lighting design by Tom West, costume design by associate professor S.Q. Campbell, and sound design by Alex Toth. Abbey M. Matye serves as production stage manager.

Now in its 13th year, the Roe Green Visiting Director Series was established following a donation from local arts patron and activist Roe Green. Through this generous gift, the School of Theatre and Dance invites a guest professional director each year to work in residency with students and direct one of the School's Main Stage productions. Previous guest directors include Tony Award winner Michael Rupert, Victoria Bussert, Vincent Dowling and Sue Ott Rowlands.

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Media Contact: 

Joni Koneval, 330-672-0116, jkoneval@kent.edu