The Six Gentlepersons of Verona
Based on The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, Adapted by Scott Palmer
Proteus and Valentine are the bestest of friends…until Proteus also falls in love with the object of Valentine’s affections...and then the gloves come off.
Shakespeare’s first comedy is a madcap romp that bubbles over with the Bard’s youthful energy and also features some of Shakespeare’s most memorable lines, moments and plot devices…including “the bit with a dog…”
This world premiere adaptation will feature a cast of six women playing all 12 characters in Shakespeare’s play and playing an original score (composed by Tylor Neist of Bridgetown Orchestra) on found instruments…alongside a scene stealing performing mutt!
Using a completely bare stage and simple costuming, this adaptation will be a fast, furious, frantic tour de force of swordplay, comedy, stage combat, quick changes and...of course...“puppy love.”
“That man that hath a tongue, I say is no man, if with his tongue he cannot win a woman.”
March 5-22, 2015