Flatwater Shakespeare Presents "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"
The Flatwater Shakespeare Company presents "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" in the Swan Theatre at Wyuka, 3600 O Street in Lincoln, beginning Thursday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. Performances continue Friday-Sunday, June 11-13; and Thursday-Sunday, June 17-20 and 24-27. All show times are 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. Call 484-7640 for reservations.
Recipient of a 2010 Nebraska Artist of the Year award, director Bob Hall has set this early, silly, but sophisticated comedy in the 1930s, where it fits comfortably in the world of Noel Coward and Cole Porter. In the movie "Shakespeare in Love," one character summarizes this play as "love and a bit with a dog." But much more is going on.
Maybe friendship is selfless while love is selfish. If so, a would-be lover can betray a friend and a former beloved, while attempting to force himself on his new beloved – all in the name of love. So gentleman Proteus makes sure that his friend, gentleman Valentine, is banished. He abandons the lady Julia and obsesses on the lady Silvia. Along the way, Julia assumes male disguise in order to follow Proteus, thus witnessing all his misdeeds. Somehow all this leads to a happy ending, with the help of a foolish rival, two clowns, several outlaws, and a dog named Crab.
The production features Gage Wallace and Darin Hemmer as Proteus and Valentine, the Two Gentlemen of the title, along with Maya Naff as Julia and Petrea Whittier as Silvia. Other performers include Flatwater regulars Will Bennett, Tom Crew, Robie Hayek, Clay Stevens, and Dustin Witte. Joining Flatwater for this show are Andy Dillehay, Mike Lee, Emily Martinez, and Bret Olsen. The stage manager is Michelle Zinke. Costumes are by Janice Stauffer, with set construction by Richard Imig and lighting design by Richard Schroder. The sound design is a collaboration between director Hall and dramaturg Stephen Buhler.
Flatwater Shakespeare is a professional not-for-profit theatre company, dedicated to bringing audiences the richness of the works of William Shakespeare as they were meant to be experienced – played out by a dynamic ensemble of performers on stage.
Friday Jun 11, 2010 | 07:30 pmSaturday Jun 12,2010 | 07:30 pmSunday Jun 13,2010 | 07:30 pmThursday Jun 17,2010 | 07:30 pmFriday Jun 18,2010 | 07:30 pmSaturday Jun 19,2010 | 07:30 pmSunday Jun 20,2010 | 07:30 pmThursday Jun 24,2010 | 07:30 pmFriday Jun 25,2010 | 07:30 pmSaturday Jun 26,2010 | 07:30 pmSunday Jun 27,2010 | 07:30 pm
|Location:||The Swan Theatre at Wyuka | 3600|
|Contact:||Phone: (402) 484-7640|