Genre: Comedy
Created by The Department of Fools

A History of Servitude is a comic survey of world history, from the dawn of man to the present. A celebration of the eternal struggle of the underdog; A History of Servitude is part improv, part sketch comedy, part insanity. The Department of Fools brings audiences on a wildly participatory, slightly intoxicated, and extremely bawdy ride through history. 

The internationally diverse company includes Yair Ben-Dor (ABC's Quantico), Jessenia Cuesta, Gjermund Gjesme, Matthew A.J. Gregory (Power of Darkness/The Mint), Silvia Morigi, Ben Rademacher, Andy Richardson (Newsies & Gypsy – Broadway), Brandon Salerno, Alec Seymor, and Anna Tempte. 

"‘A History of Servitude’ is a breath of fresh air…and a rich celebration of Commedia dell'Arte." – Curtain UP

"The cast plays wonderfully together and cultivates a genuine sense of fun amidst all of the theatrical conventions. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a comedy in a different style." – Theatre Is Easy

"The actors are completely immersed in their characters: each has an excellent sense of physical comedy...’A History of Servitude’ is worth seeing, especially if you’re a fan of silly comedy…talented troupe...one of the most skillful bits I’ve seen lately-not just at Fringe, but anywhere." – Hi! Drama 

About the Company: The Department of Fools

The Department of Fools is a company of artists dedicated to blurring the lines between traditional theatre, street performance, and night club comedy. By employing traditional elements of Italian Commedia such as masks, improvisation, recognizable character types and slapstick comedy, The Department of Fools thrusts Commedia into the 21st century.


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Open:   02/03/17
Close:   03/03/17

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Friday, February 3rd @ 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 4th @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 11th @ 6:30 pm
Wednesday, February 15th @ 7:30 pm
Friday, February 17th @ 7:30 pm
Wednesday, February 22nd @ 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 23rd @ 9:00 pm
Friday, February 24th @ 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 25th @ 7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 1st @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 2nd @ 8:30 pm
Friday, March 3rd @ 7:30 pm:

Theater:   The Peoples Improv Theater
Address:   123 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
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