Set in Brighton, England, in the 1960s, the Tony Award-winning comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors” follows Francis Henshall, who starts working for two separate criminals, with hopes of keeping them unaware of his roles with both.
As it turns out, one of the criminals, Roscoe Crabbe, is actually Rachel Crabbe, disguising herself as her deceased brother. The other criminal Henshall is working for, Stanley Stubbers, is her boyfriend who’s responsible for killing her brother.
So yeah, things get a little mixed up, and pretty hilarious along the way. The play by Richard Bean is an adaptation of “Servant of Two Masters,” an 18th-century Italian comedy by Carlo Goldoni. After a successful tour in the U.K., it migrated to Broadway in 2012. The local production of “One Man, Two Guvnors,” presented by The Village Repertory Co., makes its South Carolina debut Friday at Woolfe Street Playhouse.
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, continues through Oct. 17
Where: 34 Woolfe St., Charleston
More Info: (843) 856-1579 or www.woolfestreet playhouse.com