“It’s very identifiable shtick, as we call it today,” he said. “It is going to be highly physical. More than tomfoolery, but there’s bawdiness. It gets a little raunchy, but it’s not dirty.
“It deals with what a lot of people don’t understand, which is that comedy is only effective if it’s truthful.”
IF YOU GO
What: “The Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni
When: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, April 17 to 19 and April 24 to 26, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. Speech communication pre-show event: “What’s So Funny? — Universal Humor,” on Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mainstage Theatre, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St., Salem
Tickets & info: $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors, free with Salem State student ID, at salemstatetickets.com or 978-542-6365