Shakespeare in the Raw: Two Gentlemen of Verona
Saturday, January 22, 2022 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM) (EST)
“Shakespeare in the Raw: A 70-minute Community Project” will be presented Saturday, January 22 at 7pm in Brookland Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, located at 541 Meeting Street in West Columbia. The pilot project features an abridged version of the comedy “Two Gentlemen of Verona.”
The one-performance event featuring fun and frolic for the whole family, is the brainchild of local theatre director Cathy Brookshire and actor Katie Mixon, who wanted to try assembling a cast, rehearsing for one week only prior to the performance, and seeing what happens.
“Two Gentleman of Verona” is a story of real stupid love, macho men and of course outlaws - topped by a happy ending. What you won’t see at this performance are frills or pomp or circumstance. What you will experience is a striped down version of the play focusing on the text, performed by 10 actors and a dog. There may be kazoos.
Performers include some familiar and some new faces to the Midlands theatre community with one actor, Adam Turck, joining the cast from Richmond Virginia. Local actors include Lawson Giles, Charlie Goodrich, Katie Mixon, Tashera Pravato, Micah Tolbert, Ripley Thames, Linda Khoury and Deon Turner.
Admission to the production is free, general admission only (just show up) with an option for the audience to donate to offset costs. There is ample parking at the venue. All performers and crew are vaccinated and masked during rehearsals and will be tested for Covid prior to the performance. Performers will not be masked during the performance. Audience members are required to be masked and will be seated in a socially distance audience arrangement.
541 Meeting St.
West Columbia, SC 29169 United States