adaptation takes stock Commedia del'Arte characters and reimagines
them as archetypes from 1930s gangster films. Set in Prohibiton-era
Chicago in the 1930s, this version finds an aspiring wiseguy in
a heap of trouble when he finds himself working for both a beautiful
woman disguised as her brother and the brutal Public Enemy Number
One who is trying to become a reformed man. Throw in two rival mob
bosses, a switchblade-toting hood and a gun moll with a food fetish
and the result is a delightful whirlwind of romance and laughter.
This is a revised
version of A Servant of Two Masters.