Fresh off of their success at Roundabout with Into the Woods (for which our artistic associate Michael Perlman assistant directed) our friends at Fiasco Theatre are bringing their The Two Gentlemen of Verona to Theatre for a New Audience. Act quickly though, the show is only performing for FOUR WEEKS! We’ll be there. Join us.
April 24 – May 24, 2015
Theatre for a New Audience - Polonsky Shakespeare Center
262 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
A LITTLE ABOUT THE PLAY
Crackling and quick-moving, The Two Gentlemen of Verona may well have been Shakespeare’s first play. A seemingly simple tale of shifting devotions among mismatched lovers, it helped launch the genre of rom-com. Yet its delightful madcap surface conceals undercurrents, as its putative hero proves a cad and a faithless friend.
Fiasco Theater’s zesty and streamlined six-actor Cymbeline was a highlight of TFANA’s 2011 season. In Two Gentlemen, which premiered at Folger Theatre, the company’s acute understanding of text, spare design and brilliantly versatile use of props, accessories, original music, and shifting accents combine to create a charming, nuanced and magical experience. Letters fall from the flies, rope-ladders materialize out of nowhere, and a handful of actors transform into outlaws, clowns, servants, and even a grumpy, ungrateful dog.
- Jessie Austrian
- Noah Brody
- Paul L. Coffey
- Zachary Fine
- Andy Grotelueschen
- Emily Young
- Written by William Shakespeare
- Directed by Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld
- Sets - Derek McLane
- Costumes - Whitney Locher
- Lights - Tim Cryan
- Vocal Coach - Andrew Wade
- Production Stage Manager - Shane Schnetzler