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TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
Directed by M. Craig Getting
Friday, May 22 at 7:30PM
An ambitious young nobody from the provinces arrives in London, dreaming of success in the theater. In his first play, Shakespeare treats us to a number of the themes and devices that he developed to great effect: a cross-dressing heroine and two interwoven pairs of fickle lovers. But unique to this comic gem is the greatest role written for a dog in his entire oeuvre: Crab.
Meet the Cast: Two Gentlemen of Verona
David Bardeen* as Duke of Milan • Benjamin Brown* as Thurio • Akeem Davis* as Valentine • Adam Hammet as Speed • Jackson as Crab the Dog • Dave Johnson* as Launce / Third Outlaw • Annette Kaplafka as Lucetta / Second Outlaw • Charles McMahon* as Antonio / Eglamour • Campbell O'Hare* as Julia • Arthur Lee Robinson as Panthino / Host / First Outlaw • Matteo Scammell* as Proteus • Michaela Shuchman* as Silvia
Production Team: Two Gentlemen of Verona
Rebecca Smith*, Stage Manager • Thom Weaver, Set and Lights • Natalia de la Torre, Costumes • Christopher Colucci, Sound and Music • Meghan Winch, Dramaturg • Hannah Spear, Zoom Host
Post-show discussion recorded May 22, 2020
*Member of Actors' Equity Association. We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers' Unions – Actors' Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists, SAG-AFTRA – through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear in this program.
Header Photo: Geneviève Perrier and Charlie DelMarcelle in A Child's Christmas in Wales (2014); Kittson O'Neill, Maxwell Eddy, and Alex Boyle in Arcadia (2014); Damon Bonetti, Daniel Fredrick, and Dave Johnson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (2015); and Kirk Wendell Brown and Peter DeLaurier in The Train Driver (2014). Photos by Mark Garvin.