Two Gentlemen of Verona
Performing at The Great Hall Theatre, St. Mary’s Community Center (3900 Roland Ave. Baltimore, MD 21210)
Nov. 9-11, 16-18
Friday & Saturday – 7:30pm Sunday – 2:00pm Matinee
*Preshow activities begin 30 minutes prior to Curtain
Tickets $20/Adults $15/Seniors, Students Grade6+ FREE/Students Grade 5 & below
Pre-purchase discount available online
Performing at Boordy Vineyards (please contact Boordy directly for Tickets – http://www.boordy.com )
Dec. 2, 9, 16 Sunday – 2:00pm
Pre-show entertainment begins at 1:00
The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Players are proud to present The Two Gentleman of Verona! Considered to be one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, it tells the tale of best friends Proteus and Valentine and the women they love (Julia and Silvia.) It employs some of Shakespeare’s best comic devices- a woman dressed as a boy; well meaning, but not very bright servants; disapproving parents; and a group of outlaws with hearts of gold. It also includes one of Shakespeare’s unlikeliest love stories- the love between a man (the servant Launce) and his dog, Crab (portrayed in this production by various adoptable dogs from the Baltimore Humane Society.)
This show is Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s Annual Ensemble Experiment. For this production the company not only recreates the performance conditions of Shakespeare’s day, but the rehearsal conditions as well! The actors gather, WITHOUT a Director, for only 5 rehearsals before the show opens. The audience is armed with tomatoes (of the stress ball variety) to throw should the actors forget their lines! Featuring the Factory’s signature audience interaction and attention to Shakespeare’s language, the Players’ version of Two Gents is sure to entertain all ages!
The Fine print:
The Shakespeare Factory is a member fund of The Community Foundation of Carroll County, and a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Baltimore Shakespeare Factory programming is sponsored in part by the MD State Arts Council.