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The Spring Lake Theatre Company presents the Shore Premiere of
One Man, Two Guvnors

The Spring Lake Theatre Company is thrilled to present Richard Bean's award-winning British comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.  A slapstick, satirical and saucy revision of Carlo Goldoni's, The Servant of Two Masters,  this production is a maniacal mix of mistaken identity, door-slamming farce and toe-tapping skiffle songs- not to mention a gastronomical  feast gone terribly wrong!  Set in 1963 Brighton, England, the zany plot of One Man, Two Guvnors revolves around absent-minded Francis Henshall who, through his own misdoings and misgivings, finds himself working for two employers.  In an effort to keep his two-timing antics a secret, Francis meets up with a bemused mobster, a buxom bookkeeper and a sluggish server who gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "quick service."   Only problem is, Francis has to work increasingly hard to keep them all apart while fighting off severe hunger pangs! 

Francis's rapid repartee and charismatic clowning is played expertly by Point Pleasant native Ian Kearns, who ironically bears an uncanny resemblance to the role's original creator, James Cordon.  Cordon, the host of The Late Late Show on CBS, won the Tony Award for Best Actor while portraying the role of Francis in 2012.  Kearns, the drama teacher at Point Pleasant Borough High School, brilliantly recreates Cordon's performance while adding his own "fresh" flare and  "spanking"  new spin to the role.  Audiences will remember Kearns from previous Spring Lake productions such as the larger-than-life, Christie-like Governor role in Disorderly Conduct or the introverted orthogropher William Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Producer Pat Barry and Director Derek Hulse have assemble a top-notch cast of talented actors and musicians that are sure to please the most discerning of spectators.  The cast is rounded-out by father and son team Doug (Brick) and Ian Moore (Long Branch), Lauren J. Cooke (Freehold), Loretta Boyle (Manasquan), Claude Schmincke (Farmingdale), Kelvin Ortega (Lakewood), Bill King (Interlaken), Steve Bartlow (Monmouth Beach), and Kait Holloway and Andrew Ferrie both of Point Pleasant.  Shake-off the winter blues and warm-up to this "blissfully funny celebration of British mischief!" 

SHOW DATES:  FEB. 26 & 27; MARCH 4, 5*, 11, 12*, 2016     8PM CURTAIN  *2PM / 8PM CURTAIN