June 8, 2022

“Two Gentlemen of Verona” Comes to Kelsey Theatre

“THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA”: William Shakespeare’s comic adventure will hit the Kelsey Theatre stage June 10 through June 19. Pictured are Stephanie Hampton of Hamilton as Lucetta and Charlotte Kirkby of Ewing as Julia. (Photo: Shakespeare 70)

Shakespeare 70 is presents the comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Kelsey Theatre weekends June 10-19, on the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.

One of Shakespeare’s most light-hearted plays, this coming-of-age comedy begins when young Proteus becomes smitten with his best friend’s lover while on a trip to Milan. Events spin out of control as romantic rivals face off. Shakespeare 70’s staging brings out all the usual suspects before journey’s end: young lovers, servants, and a band of outlaws as well as some unanticipated developments with disguised genders. There is even a mysterious dog.

“We are thrilled to present The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The show is fast and funny,” said director Janet Quartarone. “We set the show during the jazz era to surprise folks with an imaginative and enjoyable twist.”

Shows are Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11; 17 and 18 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, June 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18-$20. Visit KelseyTheatre.org.