The Old Globe's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, Featuring Adam Kantor & Hubert Point-Du Jour, Begins Performances Today

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The Old Globe's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, Featuring Adam Kantor & Hubert Point-Du Jour, Begins Performances Today

The Old Globe's production of Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Globe alumnus, and Tony Award nominee Mark Lamos (Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Pentecost, Resurrection Blues) begins today, August 10 at the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. The production runs through September 14, 2014.

The acting company includes Britney Coleman (Silvia), Arthur Hanket (Antonio, Dancing Master, Outlaw 2), Adam Kantor (Proteus), Mark Pinter (Duke, Fencing Master), Hubert Point-Du Jour (Valentine), Rusty Ross (Speed), Richard Ruiz (Launce), and Kristin Villanueva (Julia).

Joining them are Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program actors Erin Elizabeth Adams(Lucetta), Lindsay Brill (Silvia's Page), Lowell Byers (Turio),Jamal Douglas (Servant to Antonio, Musician, Outlaw 3), Adam Gerber (Sir Eglamour), Kushtrim Hoxha (Panthino), Tyler Kent (Host), Robbie Simpson (Dancing Instructor to Silvia, Musician), and Patrick Zeller (Outlaw 1); and Ensemble members Meaghan Boeing, Charlotte Bydwell, Stephen Hu, Allison Layman, and Megan M. Storti. Khloe Jezbera joins the cast as Crab.

The creative team includes John Arnone (Scenic Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design; 2014 Tony Award winner for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design), Acme Sound Partners (Sound Design), Fitz Patton (Original Music), Jeff Michael Rebudal (Movement), Mike Rossmy (Fight Director), David Huber (Voice and Text Coach), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting), and Bret Torbeck (Stage Manager).

Best friends Valentine and Proteus travel to the big city to seek their fortunes only to find themselves rivals, both madly in love with the beautiful Silvia, daughter of Milan's most powerful duke. A fast-paced, exuberant tale of friendship, romance, and secret identities, featuring a band of outlaws, two bumbling servants, and one unforgettable dog.

"The Globe's 2014 Shakespeare Festival got off to a roaring start with our hit production of Othello, one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. Now we switch gears into uproarious comedy with The Two Gentlemen of Verona," said Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. "Director Mark Lamos, one of our country's most gifted Shakespeareans, finds in this beguiling play all the brightest energies of youth, and his crack cast delivers the play with huge heart and joy. I look forward to treating San Diego to this delightful summer confection."

Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona will run August 10 - September 14, 2014, with Opening Night on Saturday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m., in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Subscription tickets to the Globe's 2014 Summer Season range from $92 to $332. Single tickets start at $29. Tickets can be purchased online atwww.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Performance times: Previews: Sunday, August 10 at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 13 at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 14 at 8:00 p.m., and Friday, August 15 at 8:00 p.m. Regular performances: Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m.; after September 2 Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and younger, seniors, and groups of 10 or more.

Photo by Jim Cox

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