The Two Gentlemen of Verona 07/13–08/17Buy Tickets
JACKSON/CANTON—Michigan Shakespeare Festival continues its 25th anniversary season with The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running in Jackson from July 13 through 26, and in Canton from August 3 through 17. The production is directed by Artistic Associate Robert Kauzlaric. Tickets are available online at www.michiganshakespearefestival.com.
Valentine and Proteus, two young gentleman of Verona, are the best of friends. Even Proteus’ love of the fair Julia cannot break their bond. When Valentine travels to Milan, Proteus misses his best friend and is thrilled to learn that Valentine has fallen in love with Sylvia, daughter of the Duke of Milan. Proteus and Julia exchange vows of love, rings, and intentions to marry—vows he breaks when, upon traveling to Milan to see his friend, he too falls in love with Sylvia. The heartbroken Julia disguises herself as a page to follow the man she loves. Will our young lovers and fast friends find themselves and each other again? Full of mistaken identity, wacky clowns, outlaws, and lovers, Shakespeare’s first romantic comedy combines silly fun with heartfelt connection and redemption.