Evanston Township High School will present the comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors” on Feb. 9, 10, and 11. Set in 1960s England, the play tells the story of Francis Henshall. Francis (played by Asher White) is hired by two separate employers, Rachel and Stanley (played by Marta Bady and Noah Rogers), and spends the play frantically trying to keep his guvnors from learning about each other.
While hilarity ensues on that front, tragedy strikes the lives of Pauline and Alan (played by Maya Lazarus and Joe Blanchard), whose engagement is halted by the appearance of Roscoe, Pauline’s ex-finace, who was thought to be dead. Little do they know, Roscoe actually is dead.
“The thing that’s been the most special about this production is the addition of the Skiffle Band. One of the many, many things I love about this play is that there is music in between each scene, and that each actor is involved in one of the songs. It’s a lot like the musical ‘Cabaret,’ with the actors playing in the orchestra. So many of us had to learn how to play different instruments, like the xylophone, the steel drum, and the ukulele,” said Gaby Godinez. “The band is one of the factors in this crazy fun show, and without the band, it wouldn’t be the same.”
Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. in the ETHS Upstairs Theatre, 1600 Dodge Ave. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students, senior citizens. Tickets are available online at www.ethstheatre.com and at the ETHS box office before each performance. The theater is handicapped-accessible by elevator. Parking is best in the school’s back lot; enter from Church or Lake streets.