Published on November 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. by Philip Poole  
One Man Two Guvernors

by Emily Duval 

Samford’s Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series will present the British comedy One Man Two Guvnors Nov. 12–15. Written by Richard Bean, the award-winning play takes place in Brighton, England, in 1963. 

Show times are Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m., and Nov. 12–14 at 7:30 p.m. All performances are in Harrison Theatre. 

One Man, Two Guvnors is an adaption of Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni’s Servant of Two Masters. The play follows Francis Henshall, played by senior theatre major Daniel Armbrust, as he becomes separately employed to two men. Finding that the two men are enemies, Henshall must go to great lengths to keep them away from one another. 

“Some productions don’t have any other purpose that to just entertain the audience and let them laugh,” said Donald Sandley, theatre and dance department chair. “This play is side-splittingly funny. If anything, come for the laughs; it will be a great night of comedy.” 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for students, and are also available at the Samford box office in Samford’s Swearingen Hall. 

Emily Duval is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.

 
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