SURVIVING AN IDENTITY CRISIS
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.