Last night, I attended Gardner Webb’s “Servant of Two Masters”, a comic play. Even though my heart is with musicals, I still try to explore different kinds of theatre. I was required to go for class, but even if I wasn’t required I would still have gone. It was a show that was filled with lots of improvisation. The most improvisation came from the servant himself. Because he was serving two people, he had to make up things when it seemed he would get in trouble. The show was very interactive because they asked the audience questions and we had to come up with an answer.
The name of the servant was Traffaldino, who was played by Andy Bennett. He made me fall in love with the troublemaker. He had to improvise a lot because that is what his character called for. It was hard for Traffalidno to serve two masters and had to explain why he did not get things quite done yet. Sometime the guy would have two trunks and he had to explain why he had two. Of all the Gardner Webb shows I have seen, this was the second best. I loved the whole nature of it and how crazy the characters were. I love how Gardner Webb is giving me the opportunity to watch plays. I am slowly enjoying plays more and more, but still they will not be quite as special as musicals. Plays have a different nature and they move me in a different.