The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Directed by Andy Lord
December 2013

The Two Gentleman of Verona in its most entertaining light.”
Thom White, River Cities’ Reader

“…the heartiest and most frequent laughs I’ve seen yet from the Prenzie Players.”
David Burke, Quad-City Times

Jonathan Turner, Dispatch-Argus

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Cole McFarren and Joey Curtiss in Two Gents

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is widely considered Shakespeare’s earliest comedy but includes many of the same elements we recognize from his later plays – cross-dressing disguises, madcap comic servants, witty banter and absurd love triangles. Young Proteus bids a tearful goodbye to Verona and his love Julia to join his lifelong friend Valentine in service of the Duke of Milan, where he immediately falls in love with Valentine’s beloved, Silvia. Julia, disguised as a boy, travels to Milan and is employed as Proteus’ page, where she finds herself in the unenviable position of being the liaison between her boyfriend and his new girlfriend. It’s mayhem, mixups and classical comedy, directed by long-time Prenzie veteran, Andy Lord.

For more information, see also the preview article from the Dispatch-Argus (Jonathan Turner).

Cole McFarren and Stephanie Moeller in Two Gents
Opening Night Announcement

Two Gents Opening Night
Adam Lewis and VonPepper in Two Gents


The Cast

Cole McFarren
Valentine, a Gentleman

Joey Curtiss
Proteus, a Gentleman

Stephanie Moeller
Speed, page to Valentine

Maggie Woolley
Julia, beloved of Proteus

Kitty Israel
Lucetta, waiting woman to Julia
An Outlaw

Denise Yoder
Pantina, servant to Antonio
An Outlaw

Andy Koski
Antonio, father to Proteus
Eglamore, a Milanese Courtier
An Outlaw

Catie Osborn
Silvia, the Duke’s daughter, beloved of Valentine

Adam Michael Lewis
Lance, servant to Proteus

Tracy Skaggs
Duke of Milan & father to Silvia

Chase Suchy

And introducing
Sergeant Leon Maxwell Edison VonPepper as
Crab the Dog

Director: Andy Lord & The Cast
Assistant Director: Cait Bodenbender
Love of Andy Lord’s Life: Beth Woolley
Fight Master: Aaron E. Sullivan
Stage Manager / Front of House Liaison: Chris Sanders Ring
Costume Design: Kate Farence
Sound Design: Jake Walker
Animal Behavior Consult: Allyson Borkgren
Lighting Design: Tyson Danner
Paint Master: Angela Rathman
Set Design and Construction: Matt Moody
Andy Lord, Catie Osborn, Aaron E. Sullivan, Becky Wren, Jake Walker, Chris Sanders Ring, Tyson Danner, Cole McFarren, Bowen Sanders, Cait Bodenbender, Samuel Javaherian, Beth Woolley and the invaluable assistance of the cast