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Young Shakespeare Auditions for The Two Gentlemen of Verona February 29

Updated: Feb 17

Intensive summer performance group for students aged 13-19 returns for the summer of 2020 with a production of SHAKESPEARE'S comedy with songs TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA.

This intensive month-long experience culminates in a student-performed, professionally staged production at The Curtain Theater, Austin's own Elizabethan replica theater space. Students work on all aspects of theater, including acting, crew and production.

June 19 - 28, 2020. Tuition reasonable.

Students audition 12:00 pm Saturday, February 29. For information, contact youngshakespeare@austinshakespeare.org


Two Gentlemen of Verona: Story and Characters

A Comedy with Rock songs

The two "gentlemen" of the title are Proteus and Valentine.  Valentine travels to Milan, where he falls in love with Silvia, daughter of the Duke. Proteus, meanwhile, remains in Verona, pledged to faithfulness to his beloved Julia.

When Proteus travels to Milan, however, he too falls in love with Silvia and proceeds to undermine his friend by denouncing him to the Duke. Valentine is banished to the forest, where he joins a band of thieves.  Julia arrives in Milan disguised as a page and joins herself to the unsuspecting Proteus.

Daring rescues, true identity reveals, and final reconciliations make this one of Shakespeare’s most fun and lively comedies.


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