AUSTIN-- Shake out your picnic blanket for a night of Shakespeare under the stars. Something for Nothing Theater (S4N) brings William Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona to Ramsey Park, 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin, TX 78756. Featuring a different adoptable guest from Austin Dog Rescue (ADR) each weekend as the incorrigible canine, Crab. Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays, May 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18, 2013 beginning at 8 p.m. All shows are free and open to the public. For information, contact Artistic Director Chelsea Bunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/somethingfornothingtheater.
Two Gentlemen of Verona deals with the somewhat foolish behavior of people in love and the challenges friends face when they fall for the same person. The play features one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedic duos, Launce and Crab the dog. To bring the role of Crab to life, S4N Theater teamed up with Austin Dog Rescue to feature a different, adoptable dog each weekend.
“Something for Nothing Theater discovers its performances through the creative act of play,” said Artistic Director Chelsea Bunn, “and Two Gentlemen of Verona gives us a lot to work with: two clowns, original music, disguised identity, outlaws, a dog. It’s a real comic smorgasbord that is sure to delight the young and young-at-heart.”
Something for Nothing Theater was founded on the belief that Shakespeare’s works, at their best, should be performed with a great deal of heart and a minimum amount of gimmick.