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One Man, Two Guvnors

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05/27/15: One Man, Two Guvnors Extends Run…

Hit Comedy One Man, Two Guvnors Extends Run at Berkeley Rep

Onstage skiffle band The Craze will rock the bar after Saturday night performances

Due to an enthusiastic reception from critics and audiences alike, Berkeley Rep is proud to announce that the madcap comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, will extend for one week, closing on June 28, 2015.

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04/09/15: West Coast Premiere of One Man, Two Guvnors

Berkeley Rep Presents the West Coast Premiere of Richard Bean’s Award-Winning British Comedy One Man, Two Guvnors

Internationally acclaimed smash hit delivers ingenious mix of satire, songs, and slapstick

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to conclude its 48th season with Richard Bean’s internationally acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni’s classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses—who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue—all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Directed by David Ivers—artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival—and with songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors is a riotous blast complete with a colorful cast of characters in a topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It previews on Friday May 8, 2015, opens on Friday, May 15, 2015, and plays through Sunday June 21, 2015. Press night for One Man, Two Guvnors will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at 510 647–2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, onstage band The Craze, featuring Andrew Niven (drummer/percussionist), Marcus Högsta (bassist), Casey Hurt (guitarist/vocals), and Mike McGraw (guitarist), entertain the crowd in Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Gerry McIntyre (Lloyd Boateng), Robert Sicular (Charlie Clench), and John-David Keller (Harry Dangle) in Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Ron Campbell (Alfie), Dan Donohue (Francis Henshall), and Danny Scheie (Gareth) in Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Claire Warden (Dolly) and Dan Donohue (Francis Henshall) in Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, John-David Keller as Harry Dangle and Brad Culver as his son Alan Dangle along with Sarah Moser as Alan’s fiancée Pauline Clench in Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Sarah Moser (Pauline) with Helen Sadler (Rachel) and Brad Culver (Alan) in Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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At Berkeley Rep, Dan Donohue stars as Francis Henshall, a failed skiffle player who finds himself juggling two masters, in Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Sarah Moser (Pauline), Becca Lustgarten (ensemble, background), John-David Keller (Harry Dangle), Robert Sicular (Charlie Clench), Steven Shear (ensemble), and Brad Culver (Alan) in Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Dan Donohue (Francis Henshall) and William Connell (Stanley) in Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Dan Donohue (Francis Henshall) and Robert Sicular (Charlie Clench) in Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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At Berkeley Rep, Dan Donohue stars as Francis Henshall, a failed skiffle player, who finds himself juggling two masters in Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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At Berkeley Rep, Dan Donohue stars as Francis Henshall, a failed skiffle player, who finds himself juggling two masters in Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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At Berkeley Rep, Dan Donohue stars as Francis Henshall, a failed skiffle player, who finds himself juggling two masters in Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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Playwright Richard Bean’s award-winning hit British comedy One Man, Two Guvnors comes to Berkeley Rep for the Theatre’s 47th season.

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Who

By Richard Bean
Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
With songs by Grant Olding
Directed by David Ivers

Featuring

Ron Campbell (Alfie), William Connell (Stanley), Brad Culver (Alan), Dan Donohue (Francis Henshall), John-David Keller (Harry Dangle), Becca Lustgarten (Ensemble), Gerry McIntyre (Lloyd Boateng), Sarah Moser (Pauline), Todd Pivetti (Ensemble), Daniel Redmond (Ensemble), Helen Sadler (Rachel), Danny Scheie (Gareth), Steven Shear (Ensemble), Robert Sicular (Charlie Clench), and Claire Warden (Dolly)

Creative team

Hugh Landwehr (scenic designer), Meg Neville (costume designer), Alexander V. Nichols (lighting designer), Lindsay Jones (sound designer), and Gregg Coffin (music director)

Onstage band

Casey Hurt (lead vocals and guitar), Mike McGraw (lead guitar), Marcus Högsta (bass), and Andrew Niven (percussion and drums)

What

Join Francis in the fun as he leads you through this topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It’s more than a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni’s classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. It’s a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. “It’s a triumph,” lauds the San Francisco Chronicle.

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

May 8–June 28, 2015

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Special events

Low-cost previews

Friday 5/8, Saturday 5/9, Tuesday 5/12, and Thursday 5/14 @ 8pm
Sunday 5/10 and Wednesday 5/13 @ 7pm

Opening Night

Friday 5/15 @ 8pm
Includes a pre-show VIP dinner sponsored by Autumn Press, C.G. Di Arie Vineyard & Winery, Hafner Vineyard, and Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Free docent events

Docent talks before Tuesday and Thursday evening performances and discussions after all matinees

Teen Night

Friday 5/8 @ 6:30pm

Last Call

Friday 5/22 following the evening performance
Sample wine, spirits, and other culinary delights from local vendors—all for FREE!

Post-play discussions

Thursday 5/28, Tuesday 6/2, and Friday 6/12 following the performance

Open captioned performance

Sunday 6/21 @ 2pm

How much

Premium: $67–91 · Section A: $55–81 · Section B: $39–65 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 30 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 10 or more, contact 510 647–2918 or groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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