The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Fiasco Theater Does Shakespeare's Rom-Com
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Woolly's 35th season opens with a guillotine-sharp, contemporary-sounding satire that morphs into a real tragedy as it tells the true story of a fabulously wealthy, fashion-setting teenage drama queen whose last name could've well been Cyrus or Kardashian. But France's famed 18th-century monarch Marie Antoinette has her own issues dealing with fickle fame and fortune, especially as her once-loyal subjects begin to royally despise her in the midst of an economic downturn. Multi-award-winning playwright and Guggenheim fellow David Adjmi premiered his acclaimed work Stunning at Woolly, which welcomes him back, along with Woolly company member Kimberly Gilbert in the title role. New York Magazine calls Adjmi's version of the historical drama "marvelous, disturbing, revisionist." Learn More
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The Fiasco Theater Company's interpretation of Two Gentlemen from Verona was delightful! The actor's diction was impeccable -- there was no struggle to understand the words -- and their sense of timing was spot -on. I enjoyed this performance that I'm thinking of going to see Cymbaline next week.
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Seating @ Folger is always a bit challenging but it is still a small enough venue to be close even if you sometimes have to duck around the heads in front of you. This troupe gave a funny and bright interpretation of the Two Gents including a...continued
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