The Company

How did we come together

(from left to right: Carolynne Warren, actress; Santi Migneco, costume designer; Lee E. Ernst, actor; Deborah Staples, actress; Brian Vaughn, actor; Scott Bradley, set designer; Paolo E. Landi, Director.)

The project was initiated during the winter of 1997, thanks to Joseph Hanreddy, the Artistic director of the Milwaukee Rep, who wished to overcome the difficulties presented in the past when staging commedia plays in US. Uniting American and Italian artists this production succeeds in combining the tradition of Commedia with live American entertainment.

The cast

Pantalone Dei Bisognosi,
a venetian Merchant
Peter Silbert
Clarice, his daughter
Deborah Staples
Dr. Lombardi
Jim Baker
Silvio, his son
Brian Vaughn
Beatrice Rasponi, a lady of Turin,
disguised as her brother Federigo
Tamara Scott
Florindo Aretusi, of Turin,
Lover of Beatrice
Joe Lutton
Brighella, an innkeeper
Torrey Hanson
Smeraldina, Pantalone's house maid
Carolynne Warren
Truffaldino, servant first to Beatrice,
and afterward to Florindo
Lee E. Ernst
Robb Hurst
First Waiter
Christopher Spott
Stage Manager
Jeremy Woods
Melissa Cannady,
Damon Dunay,
Sharon Golinski,
Kate McDermott,
Samantha Montgomery,
Thomas Rosenthal,
Aaron Simms

Time: 18th century
Place: Venice



Servant of two Masters


Carlo Goldoni


Directed by

Paolo Emilio Landi



Scott Bradley



Santi Migneco


Performed at the





A real duck strolls on the gravel at the beginning of the performance. His name is Mario.