Join us in an enchanting outdoor setting for a rollicking farce in which savvy and perpetually hungry servant Truffaldino brews a scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once.
July 21 – August 21: 31st season of Theatre under the Stars
Odyssey Theatre presents
Some may remember that Odyssey produced this play in its very first season. At that time, it launched the career of a young talented actor, Andy Massingham, who played the crafty Truffaldino. Now, an award-winning director, actor and Odyssey veteran, Andy is returning to direct his re-imagined version of the play.
Our exciting design team that includes: Jerrard Smith, our resident mask designer, creating both our masks and set; Vanessa Imeson, an exciting local designer, creating our costumes; Ron Ward, a long-term Odyssey collaborator, illuminating our stage; and Steven Lafond, a vibrant young sound designer and musician, providing our musical backdrop.
We are proud to present an amazing cast of talented performers. Jesse Buck, Cirque de Soleil clown and Odyssey veteran, will play the mischievous servant. He will be joined by actors Zach Council, Sarah Finn and Dana Fradkin, who have previously acted with Odyssey, and newcomers to our stage including Maryse Fernandes, Lynne Griffin, Adam Sanders, Sean Sullivan, and Josh Wiles.
Our plays are noted for imaginative use of masks, evocative physicality, fusion of art forms and cultures, and innovative staging. Offered every summer in Ottawa’s historic Strathcona Park on the banks of the Rideau River, five minutes from downtown, our open-air theatre provides a charming natural setting that attracts a broad audience from across the national capital region and tourists seeking unique entertainment.