The Old Globe has announced the cast and creative team for Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona which will be presented in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, August 10 – September 14. Renowned director, Globe alumnus, and Tony Award nominee Mark Lamos (Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Pentecost, Resurrection Blues) returns to the Globe to direct one of Shakespeare’s most delightful and boisterous comedies.
Best friends Valentine and Proteus travel to the big city to seek their fortunes only to find themselves rivals, both madly in love with the beautiful Silvia, daughter of Milan’s most powerful duke. Two Gents is a fast-paced, exuberant tale of friendship, romance, and secret identities, featuring a band of outlaws, two bumbling servants, and one unforgettable dog.
The acting company includes Britney Coleman (Silvia), Arthur Hanket (Antonio, Dancing Master, Outlaw 2), Adam Kantor (Proteus), Mark Pinter (Duke, Fencing Master), Hubert Point-Du Jour (Valentine), Rusty Ross (Speed), Richard Ruiz (Launce), and Kristin Villanueva (Julia). Joining them are Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program actors Erin Elizabeth Adams (Lucetta), Lindsay Brill (Silvia’s Page), Lowell Byers (Turio), Jamal Douglas (Servant to Antonio, Musician, Outlaw 3), Adam Gerber (Sir Eglamour), Kushtrim Hoxha (Panthino), Tyler Kent (Host), Robbie Simpson (Dancing Instructor to Silvia, Musician), and Patrick Zeller (Outlaw 1); and Ensemble members Meaghan Boeing, Charlotte Bydwell, Stephen Hu, Allison Layman, and Megan M. Storti. Khloe Jezbera joins the cast as Crab.
The creative team includes John Arnone (scenic design), Linda Cho (costume design),Stephen Strawbridge (lighting design), Acme Sound Partners (sound design),Fitz Patton (original music), Jeff Michael Rebudal (movement), Mike Rossmy (fight director), David Huber (voice and text coach), Tara Rubin Casting(casting), and Bret Torbeck (stage manager).
“The Globe’s 2014 Shakespeare Festival got off to a roaring start with our hit production of Othello, one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. Now we switch gears into uproarious comedy with The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” said artistic director Barry Edelstein. “Director Mark Lamos, one of our country’s most gifted Shakespeareans, finds in this beguiling play all the brightest energies of youth, and his crack cast delivers the play with huge heart and joy. I look forward to treating San Diego to this delightful summer confection.”
THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
August 10 – September 14, 2014
(Opening Night: Saturday, August 16 at 8:00 pm)
The Old Globe
Outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets: (619) 23-GLOBE or www.TheOldGlobe.org