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MIAC screens 'One Man, Two Guvnors' to open season

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture begins its 2016-17 season with an encore screening of National Theatre Live’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a side-splitting comedy starring host of The Late Late Show, James Corden, on Sunday, July 24, at 12:55 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall (Corden) becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple.

The Institute’s broadcast of One Man, Two Guvnors was originally recorded live at the National Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. Launched in 2009, National Theatre Live broadcasts world-class theatre productions to over 2,000 cinemas in more than 50 countries.

Tickets are on sale now at miac.mercyhurst.edu, or by calling the PAC Box Office at 814-824-3000. Prices are: Adult, $18; Senior/Student $15; and Youth, $10.