One Man, Two Guvnors
(Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
With songs by Grant Olding)
It only takes the stumbling entrance of Doug Santana onto the stage in the persona of Francis Henshall – the servant of two ‘guvnors’ – to ascertain immediately that Palo Alto Players has a rollicking, riotous hit on its stage – one that will surely take its rightful, tongue-in-cheek place among other, past productions of One Man, Two Guvnors. No great morals, insights, or meanings emerge from Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors. What does emerge from the Lucie Stern Auditorium after the Palo Alto Players production is an audience with aching jaws and sides that are exhausted from laughing.
Please proceed to Talkin’ Broadway for my entire review: https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/index.html.
Rating: 5 E
One Man, Two Guvnors continues through June 30, 2019 by Palo Alto Players at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Tickets for the Palo Alto Players production are available at www.paplayers.org or by calling 650-329-0891.
Photo Credit: Joyce Goldschmid
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