Photo Coverage: Opening Night: The Two Gentlemen Of Verona at Shakespeare & Company
Shakespeare & Company presented The Two Gentlemen of Verona last night and Broadwayworld was at the opening. Written by William Shakespeare, and directed by Co-Artistic Director Jonathan Croy, this early romantic comedy takes a gleeful look at the fickle nature of young love, playing in-the-round at the Tina Packer Playhouse throughSeptember 4, 2016.
"The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a terrific little comedy, and one that you don't get to see very often," said Director Jonathan Croy. "It's a play about four young people stumbling around the maze of love and longing, with full hearts and broken ones. It's about deep friendships and betrayals just as deep. It's about true love and infatuation. There are two love triangles, two fathers tripping over their desire to do right by their children, two of Shakespeare's greatest clowns, and a dog!"
Croy's production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona features Company veteran Ryan Winkles as Valentine, with a cast of long-time Company actors including, Kate Abbruzzese (Julia), Peter Andersen (Pantheno), Jason Asprey (Speed), Erick Avari (Duke), Thomas Brazzle (Proteus), John Hadden (Launce), Cloteal L. Horne (Sylvia), and Dylan Wittrock (Thurio). Actors new to the Company in 2016 include, Tamara Hickey (Lucetta), Shahar Isaac (Eglamore), Michael Fuchs (Antonio), Deaon Griffin-Pressley (Outlaw) and Bella Merlin (Outlaw) The creative team includes Kris Stone (Set Design), Matthew Miller (Lighting Design), Ian Fisher (Sound Design), Stella Schwartz (Costume Design), Susan Dibble (Choreography) and original music by Luke Reed.
With a running time just under three hours including intermission, tickets for The Two Gentlemen of Verona are available online at www.shakespeare.org, or by calling Shakespeare & Company at (413) 637-3353 during box office hours. The Playhouse is newly configured in-the-round, air conditioned and wheelchair accessible. Shakespeare & Company is located at 70 Kemble Street in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Cloteal L. Horne, Curtain Call
Peter Anderson, Shahar Issac, John Haddon, Kate Abbrusezze
Jonathan Croy, Co-Artistic Director
Jason Asprey & Dylan Wittrock
John Haddon & Ella, Curtain Call
John Haddon & Ella
The Two Gentlemen Of Verona, Curtain Call
The Two Gentlemen Of Verona
Kate Abbruzzese & Keven G. Coleman, Education Director
Finn Wittrock & Dylan Wittrock
Dean Griffen-Pressley & Elizabeth Aspenlieder
Jonathan Croy, Director
Tina Packer Playhouse