THE FROG & PEACH THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S
“TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA”
DIRECTED BY LYNNEA BENSON
PERFORMANCES BEGIN OCTOBER 13
OPENS SUNDAY OCTOBER 16
THE WEST END THEATRE, 263 WEST 86TH ST
Comedy, romance, and music save the day in TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. Proteus and Valentine, lifelong friends, are about to embark on youthful adventures: for Valentine, and his witty servant Speed, it’s off to the Court of Milan to make his fortune. Proteus would rather stay home in Verona to pursue amorous adventures with the radiant Julia, but soon he too is bound for Milan, with his trusty servant, Launce, and his faithful dog Crab.
The trouble begins when Proteus meets Valentine’s new love, the exquisite Sylvia, daughter to the powerful, sensuous Duchess.
Will Friendship and Loyalty triumph over a Fatal Attraction?
Can Julia find a cod-piece big enough to successfully pass as a man? Can anyone escape the lethal Outlaws of the Forest?
The cast for “TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA” will star Eric DySart of NBC-TV's 30 ROCK as Proteus, and include Michael Aguilo (Delbert the Outlaw), JB Alexander (Sir Eglamour), Alan Altschuler (Antonio), Brando Boniver (Thurio), Michael Broadhurst (Speed), Treasure Davidson (Lucetta), Eric Doss (Launce), Marie Bridget Dundon (Panthina), Erick Gonzalez (Valentine), Vivien Landau (Duchess of Milan), Amy Frances Quint (Sylvia), Leah Reddy (Julia), and 'Tiger' (Crab).
Director Lynnea Benson has directed over two dozen productions for Frog & Peach, including AS YOU LIKE IT (with Emmy winner Camryn Grimes), RICHARD III (starring Anatol Yusef of HBO's Boardwalk Empire) HAMLET (with Austin Pendleton as Claudius and the Ghost), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (with Mr. Pendleton as Shylock), RICHARD II (with Mr. Pendleton in the title role), KING JOHN (with Academy Award nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno as Blanche)and MACBETH (with Moti Margolin in the title role). Ms Benson is a co-founder and Artistic Director of Frog & Peach, and is a member of the Actors Studio.
The set design is by Ana Milosevic, the lighting design by Leo Malkin, the costumes by Rick Silaj, and the movement will be designed by Tom Knutson. Original songs will be composed by Ted Zurkowski and Ian McDonald with lyrics by Mr. Zurkowski. Blair Hotchner is Associate Producer. The Production Stage Manager is Karen Heibaugh Curtis, and Carol-Delaney Gibson is the Stage Manager.
Frog & Peach Theatre Company (www.frogandpeachtheatre.org) carefully crafts Shakespeare’s plays for today’s audiences, briskly and with emotional immediacy, the hallmark of Method work.
The complete performance schedules for
“TWO GENTLEMENTOF VERONA”
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm
October 13 - November 6th
Talk backs with the cast and artistic staff follow each Sunday matinee.
General admission is $18. To order tickets, call 212 868 4444
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