SUR­VIV­ING AN IDEN­TITY CRI­SIS

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SWAN Val­ley Anglican School will present The Ser­vant of Two Mas­ters by Carlo Gol­dini as its 2018 drama pro­duc­tion this month.

Adapted by Nick En­right and Ron Blair, the com­edy has an Aus­tralian flavour to the orig­i­nal 1746 text which tells the story of Truf­faldino, a ser­vant who de­cides to work for two peo­ple si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

Truf­faldino tries to han­dle the chaos as his mas­ters turn out to be sep­a­rated lovers on the run stay­ing at the same inn, one dis­guised as a man.

Year 10 stu­dent El­iz­a­beth Johnson plays Truf­faldino, who she de­scribed as “ex­tremely funny, cheeky, light-hearted and quite for­get­ful”.

“Although he is a wellintended, loyal ser­vant he of­ten finds him­self in trou­ble when his only mo­tive is to find some­thing to eat or to chase af­ter his love in­ter­est, Smeral­d­ina.”

Co-star Corey Pow­ell has his de­but in the school pro­duc­tion as Pan­talone, “a se­nile, grumpy old man”.

“He is very wealthy, but doesn’t re­ally care about any­thing ex­cept his own well­be­ing,” he said.

“My ex­pe­ri­ence be­ing in­volved in the pro­duc­tion has been quite a fun jour­ney.”

El­iz­a­beth Johnson and Corey Pow­ell star in The Ser­vant of Two Mas­ters.

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