Friday, April 22, 2022

VIRTUAL Folger ENCORES: "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"





The Two Gentlemen of Verona
from Folger and Fiasco Theater


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Today we are revisiting Shakespeare’s play The Two Gentlemen of Verona, which was a world premiere production that was debuted by Folger and Fiasco Theater.

Two Gents is brimming with massive themes of romantic love, camaraderie, identity, and loyalty. With so many big ideas at play, the physical world of this production embraced simplicity. There was a very simple scenic setting that allowed the focus to be on the text of the play and the performances of the company.

As co-director, Jessie Austrian, who also introduces this selection says, “this style of performance is thrilling and it’s also scary because we can’t get away with any tricks…the acting requires honesty and abandon. Period. It’s a wonderful challenge.”

In the scene shared today, Proteus’ servant Lance, played here by Tony Award nominee Andy Grotelueschen, recounts the mournful goings-on of his family to his faithful dog, Crab, played by Zachary Fine. Zachary won a Helen Hayes Award for this performance. 

We hope you enjoy this and other ENCORES to come. Keep an eye on your inbox as we continue to share our favorite moments from the Folger stage. 

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Join our Virtual Trivia Game Tomorrow!



Gather your team and put on your thinking caps. Join us this 
Saturday, April 23, at 4pm ET to celebrate the Bard’s Birthday with a Virtual Trivia Game. This fast-paced, multi-round quiz will cover everything from general knowledge to pop culture. With ticket-giveaways, exclusive content from the Folger, and sneak-peaks at this summer’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this is a fun-filled afternoon that you won’t want to miss!

Free. Registration requested.

More birthday fun? Celebrate all weekend long by sharing your own creations on social media using the hashtag #ShareYourShakespeare.




As we celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday, the Folger also celebrates an important milestone - we turn 90 years old this year! As a special way of celebrating, and for a limited time only, you'll receive a copy of Foliomania!: Stories Behind Shakespeare's Most Important Book when you make a gift of $90 or more to the Folger.





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