The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Aug. 10 - Sept. 14, 2014
(Opening Night: Saturday, Aug. 16)
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Mark Lamos


Renowned director and Tony Award nominee Mark Lamos returns to the Globe with one of Shakespeare’s most delightful and boisterous comedies.  Best friends Valentine and Proteus travel to the big city to seek their fortunes, only to find themselves rivals, both madly in love with the beautiful Silvia, daughter of Milan’s most powerful duke.  A fast-paced, exuberant tale of friendship, romance, and secret identities, featuring a band of outlaws, two bumbling servants, and one unforgettable dog.

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Mark Lamos will direct Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Aug. 10 - Sept. 14, 2014 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Mark Lamos, runs Aug. 10 - Sept. 14, 2014 at The Old Globe. Illustration courtesy of The Old Globe.
 



Cast and Creative Team

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  Mark Lamos (Director, The Two Gentlemen of Verona) previously directed The Old Globe’s productions of Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Pentecost,and Resurrection Blues.  He is the Artistic Director of Westport Country Playhouse, where he has directed The Dining Room,the world premiere of Harbor, which transferred to New York’s Primary Stages, and Into the Woods, among others since 2008.  His New York credits include The Rivals, Big Bill, Seascape, Cymbeline, and Measure for Measure (Lucille Lortel Award), all for Lincoln Center Theater, as well as The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm, The Deep Blue Sea,and Our Country’s Good (Tony Award nomination).  He has directed the Off Broadway productions of The End of the Day (Playwrights Horizons), Thief River (Signature Theatre Company), Love’s Fire (The Public Theater/The Acting Company), As You Like It (Shakespeare in the Park, The Public Theater), and Indian Blood, Buffalo Gal,and Black Tie (Primary Stages).  He also served as Artistic Director of Hartford Stage, which won the 1989 Regional Theatre Tony Award during his tenure.  His other theater credits include The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre, Canada’s Stratford Festival, Guthrie Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, D.C.’s The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Moscow’s Pushkin Drama Theatre, where he was the first American to direct in the former Soviet Union.  His opera credits include I Lombardi and Wozzeck (both televised for “Great Performances”), the world premiere of The Great Gatsby and Adriana Lecouvreur (The Metropolitan Opera), many productions for New York City Opera, including televised productions of Paul Bunyan, Tosca, Central Park, and Madama Butterfly (which won an Emmy Award), Glimmerglass Opera, Gothenberg’s Stora Teatern, Opéra de Montréal, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Norway’s Den Nye Opera, and opera companies of Santa Fe, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and Seattle.  Lamos began his career in the theater as an actor on and Off Broadway and in regional theater.  He made his film debut in Longtime Companion.  He was awarded the Connecticut Medal for the Arts as well as honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, University of Hartford, and Trinity College.