Georgia Shakespeare Opens ONE MAN, TWO GUV'NORS Tonight

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Georgia Shakespeare Opens ONE MAN, TWO GUV'NORS Tonight

Georgia Shakespeare announces the opening of One Man, Two Guvnors, the third show in the three-show summer season at the Conant Performing Arts Center tonight, July 11, 8pm curtain. The show is directed by Drew Fracher. One Man, Two Guv'nors runs until July 27.

Tickets are $16-40 including senior, student, military and educator discounts, and are on sale now at www.gashakespeare.org, or at the box office (404-504-1473). Tickets include access to before and after show events (outlined below). Georgia Shakespeare at Oglethorpe University is located at 4484 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. The show is performed in the Conant Performing Arts Center at the back of the Oglethorpe University campus. Parking is free and plentiful.

ABOUT ONE MAN, TWO GUV'NORS

"1M2G" is a laugh-out-loud mix of satire, song, slapstick comedy, and biting one-liners. It's the Brits farcical take on Servant to Two Masters, and no one does a farce like the Brits! Set in 1960s Brighton, England, Francis Henshall, fired from his skiffle band, becomes separately employed by two men who share more in common than is at first apparent-Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket-but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple, right?

Artistic Director Richard Garner is in the show marking his first appearance on the Georgia Shakespeare stage since 2000 when he appeared as Fabian in Twelfth Night, directed by Sabin Epstein.

EXTRA OFFERINGS

Georgia Shakes offers great several before- and after-show events, included in ticket purchase:

• Fountain Talks - every night

Get the inside scoop on the play during this casual, informative session held on our picnic grounds 40 minutes prior to every performance. Insights shared and questions answered by professional dramaturgs and staff members at each and every performance.

• "The Head" mini-concert - every night

Onstage band performs 30 minutes before show time.

• Talkbacks - July 12th & 16th

Stay after the show and ask questions of the actors, directors, and designers on our renovated outdoor terrace.

• Cabaret Nights - July 25th & 26th

After the show the terrace transforms into the hottest cabaret in town. Members of the company perform and entertain, showing a different side of their immense talent.

ABOUT THE CAST

The company of 17 artists and apprentices includes Allan Edwards*, Molly Coyne, Brian Kurlander*, Justin Walker, Courtney Patterson*, Neal Ghant*, Aaron Munoz*, Ann Marie Gideon*, Joe Knezevich*, Chris Kayser*, Armitage Shanks, Marcello Audino, Devon Hales, Antonio Mantica, Avery Sharpe, Patrick Wade, and Meghan Wallace. (* denotes a member of Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.)

Tickets start at $26 and are available online at www.gashakespeare.org or by calling the box office at 404-504-1473. Senior, student, military and educator discounts are available.

Founded in 1985, Georgia Shakespeare brings timeless stories to life in ways that resonate here and now. We tell those stories with heart, humor, intelligence, boldness and sensuality. We produce a diverse body of work rooted in Shakespeare and branching out to embrace the best writers and ideas of all eras. On the stage and through educational programming, we strive to entertain, to ignite the imagination and to creatively explore the journey of the human spirit. Our vision is to make Georgia Shakespeare a national model for establishing a welcoming creative home where artists and audiences unite in a shared discovery of the power of adventurous classic theatre. Georgia Shakespeare is a proud member of Theatre Communications Group, Shakespeare Theatre Association of America, Southeastern Theatre Conference, League of Resident Theatres (LORT), and Atlanta Performs. Georgia Shakespeare is the Professional Theater in Residence at Oglethorpe University, and is located at 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.

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