Gardner-Webb University Theatre Department to Present Comedic Production

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“The Servant of Two Masters” Takes Stage April 7-10 in Dover Theatre

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Gardner-Webb University Department of Theatre will present the comedic play “The Servant of Two Masters” on April 7-10 in Dover Theatre inside the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center on campus.

The play was originally composed by Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni in the 1700s. It features a servant-for-hire named Truffaldino who, in the attempt to fill his forever-empty stomach, tries to provide his services to two different masters at once, with hilarious results.

Gardner-Webb’s production will be directed by Dr. Chris Nelson, assistant professor of theatre arts. Nelson first encountered “The Servant of Two Masters” as a young performer in acting school. “I remember thinking that the play was creative, hilarious, and the predictable characters interesting and alternately witty, stupid and sometimes crass,” he shares. “I remember thinking how fun it would be to stage the whole play, and now that dream is coming true on the Dover stage at Gardner-Webb University.”

GWU’s production will include shows on April 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. and April 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students with identification, and free for children 12 and younger, as well as GWU students, faculty and staff. For tickets, visit or call Rachel Alexander, administrative assistant to the dean of the School of Performing and Visual Arts, at 704-406-2066.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 days prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4253 or email

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University provides exceptional educational opportunities within a Christian environment, preparing students to think critically, to succeed professionally, and to serve faithfully as members of their local and global communities.