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Arts / Entertainment

'The Two Gentlemen from Verona' through July 24

June 25, 2010

The School of the Arts presents the Shakespearean work, 'The Two Gentlemen from Verona,' in its summer theatre season. What you can look forward to: A canopy of stars created through collaboration with a Cirque du Soleil designer, and ... dogs as cast members!

Farce at its finest

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is Shakespearean farce at its finest, filled with incredible coincidences, disguises and mistaken identities, complete with pratfalls, clowning and slapstick. 

The classic lovers experience the triumphs and the agonies of falling in and out of love, while the clever servants mock their masters’ hilarious hypocrisy.

Challenging Renaissance ideals

Remember Fractured Fairy Tales, or the second act of Sondheim’s storybook musical Into the Woods? Think half Robin Hood and half Princess Bride.

“Though set in the traditional time period, we aim to challenge the Renaissance ideals of love and friendship in the battle of the sexes by poking fun at both history and herstory,” says Director Laura Jones

Diva-esque dogs

On a side note, we’ve heard casting rumors
about two very cute, and diva-esque dogs!

Performance dates

The performance dates (nightly at 7 p.m.) in the University Theatre in the University Center for the Arts

  • Thursday, July 1
  • Friday, July 2
  • Saturday, July 10
  • Sunday, July 11
  • Thursday, July 15
  • Friday, July 16
  • Friday, July 23
  • Saturday, July 24

Purchase tickets online

Theatre 'under the stars'

Due to Colorado’s unpredictable weather, the productions will be staged inside the University Theatre. However, patrons will experience a canopy of stars, created in consultation with the lighting designer from Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.

Picnicking and tours part of summer fun

Enjoy a family-friendly evening at the University Center for the Arts (UCA). Patrons are invited for a pre-show picnic on the lovely grounds of the UCA (cooler storage provided).

Additionally, the University Art Museum is offering free guided tours at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights throughout the month of July. Read more about the exhibitions in the museum. 

Images courtesy of the School of the Arts.

Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603