Two Gentlemen of Verona
By William Shakespeare
Directed by G. Todd Buker
Assistant Directed by Rowen Haigh
“They do not love that do not show their love.”
– Julia, Act I Scene 2
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
(tipping performers is welcome)
Bare Theatre brings Shakespeare to the streets in this modern, urbanized take on one of the lesser-known romantic comedies, a fast-paced romp through love, friendship, and betrayal.
This production will be presented free of charge in various public spaces around the Triangle in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. The goal is to make Shakespeare accessible and fun to anyone and everyone.
Valentine moves from Verona to Milan and discovers true love with the radiant Sylvia. Valentine’s best friend, Proteus, at first remains behind because of his love for Julia, but after being pressured by his father goes to join Valentine in Milan. There Proteus falls head over heels for Sylvia, and begins scheming to take her from Valentine. Meanwhile, the rich but dull Thurio also tries to woo Sylvia away, and Proteus’ forgotten love Julia dresses as a young man to sneak away to Milan to get her Proteus back.
Two Gentlemen will be presented in the round in various public spaces, allowing audience the chance to get close to the action of the play and enjoy outdoors in the late spring / early summer weather.
May 28 – 30, 2016
* Part of the First Folio Celebration of 400 Years of Shakespeare
North Carolina Museum of History (courtyard)
5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Sat. May 28: 11am & 3pm
Sun. May 29: 3pm
Mon. May 30: 11am & 3pm
June 3 – 12, 2016 – Shakespeare in the Parklet
Raleigh [ ] Space Parklet
Deco, 19 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Fri. June 3 (First Friday): 7pm
Sat. June 4: 3pm
Sun. June 5: 3pm
Sat. June 11: 3pm
Sun. June 12: 3pm
June 25 & 26, 2016 – In the Southern Part of Heaven
140 West Plaza
140 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Sat. June 25: 11am & 3pm
Sun. June 26: 3pm
Possible additional dates/locations TBA.