Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona, Under the Stars at the Festival Amphitheatre
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On a dark and stormy night, a mysterious group of strangers -- including a governor, a sheriff and a couple of doltish workers -- lands in a rural tavern under bizarre circumstances. What follows is a hilarious comedy of errors that's perfect for fans of witty farces like Noises Off! Shakespeare Orange County veteran leading men John Walcutt (Richard III, Macbeth) and Bo Foxworth (Hamlet) lead a cast of crazies in this classic mystery-comedy from Broadway legend George M. Cohan. Learn More
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Featured review from Robert TingleyRed Velvet
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The cast was well spoken and the performance was only diminished by my lack of familiarity with the Shakespearean dialogue. It seemed mostly true to the book although the production was a mix of period costume and contemporary dress. I liked the venue and enjoyed the picnic prior to the play in the adjoining park. We were also pleased that we were allowed to bring what remained of the bottle of wine inside (although I think we were the only couple that did)... It is a very intimate setting and I once inside was well protected from the evening breeze.
Directed by Carl Reggiado
More fun than a hayride! Two guys, two girls, two cities, and a dog!
This play has love vs. friendship, male bonding, a conniving protagonist, and tricksterism at its best. Throw in a pastoral forest, a gang of outlaws, and a cross-dressing heroine — all performed with youthful energy, and you’ve got one heck of an evening of fun.
Two Gentlemen of Verona was the first of Shakespeare’s plays in which he used the device of the heroine dressing as a boy.