Now that they have completed Shakespeare’s entire canon, they’re starting over by producing The Comedies in the order in which they were written! Get on board right from the start with these shows; they’ll have you rolling in the aisles all season!
Visit the Tavern for the first comedy Shakespeare ever wrote. Watch and laugh as close friends Valentine and Proteus both pursue the Duke of Milan’s beautiful daughter, Sylvia. See how Crab, “the sourest-natured dog that lives,” provides one of the first examples of the animal stealing the show. Don’t miss this rarely produced comedy.
Two Gentlemen of Vernona plays August 6-14 along with Sept 15, 18, 24 and 30. It will be played in repertory August 6 – October 2 with two other comedies: The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors. Previews will be help on August 4 and 5.
Directed by Laura Cole, the cast and crew include:
Production Stage Manager – Cindy Kearns*
Assistant Stage Manager – Deborah McGriff*
Costume Designer – Anné Carole Butler
Music by Clarke Weigle
Light Designer – Mary Ruth Ralston
Valentine, a Gentleman from Verona – Kenneth Wigley
Proteus, a Gentleman from Verona – Jonathan Horne
Speed, a servant to Valentine – Matt Felten
Julia, a lady of Verona loved by Proteus – Amee Vyas*
Lucetta, Julia’s waiting-woman – Becky Cormier Finch
Antonio, father to Proteus – Doug Kaye*
Panthino, a servant to Antonio – Troy Willis*
Silvia, the Duke’s daughter, loved by Valentine – Kati Grace Morton
Launce, a servant to Proteus – Daniel Parvis
Thurio, a foolish rival to Valentine – Matt Nitchie
Duke of Milan, father to Silvia – Doug Kaye*
Host of Julia in Milan – Troy Willis*
Sir Eglamour, a Knight and agent for Silvia in her escape – Matt Felten
Outlaws – Troy Willis*, Becky Cormier Finch, Clarke Weigle, Daniel Parvis
Musicians – Doug Kaye*, Daniel Parvis, Becky Cormier Finch, Clarke Weigle
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
For tickets and more information call or visit the New American Shakespeare Tavern website.