Shakespeare Shout-Out: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

Event Details

Free Shakespeare Shout-Out Series

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare

directed by Stephanie Shine

September 29 at 2:00 p.m.

75-minute running time

It’s free, fun, fast, and for everyone! The Tennessee Shakespeare Company's Shout-Out Series returns by popular demand with 11 performances at 10 outdoor/indoor locations throughout Shelby County. 

Ideal for families, this quick-fire version of Two Gents provides a rare opportunity to laugh at Shakespeare’s first comedy – and perhaps even his very first play. Shakespeare takes a well-known love triangle and re-shapes it into a love rectangle, introduces strong female characters (one in his first “pants role,” before the more famous Viola and Rosalind), creates wise-cracking servants Speed and Launce, and even adds bandits to the mix. But for all that, the play remains famous for one particular role: Crab the dog. Even as the story ranges from the shocking to the hilarious, Crab sits non-plussed.

No tickets or reservations needed. Customers are encouraged to come early for available seating.

Event Type(s): Theater
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens, Children 6-12