Shakespeare on the Common 2013
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's annual free Shakespeare on the Common production will be Two Gentlemen of Verona, to be performed July 6 ó July 28 outdoors at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common, in partnership with the City of Boston and Mayor Menino.
This summer for our 18th season of Free Shakespeare on the Common, we are proud to present the comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
'Two Gents' tells the tale of two friends who leave their hometown of Verona to find their happy fortunes in Milan. Instead, they find temptation, trickery, and trouble as they vie for favor with the high-society Duke... and his debutante daughter.
All are drawn into a web of disguise and secrecy where the last thing anyone wants is for the truth to surface -- least of all the dog.
Inspired by Rat Pack-era Vegas -- the glamour, the hedonism, and the morning after agonies -- the production brings new meaning to the line 'what happens in Milan, stays in Milan...'
The program, which has become a beloved civic institution, will draw an estimated 75,000 people over 16 performances.
Weather hotline: 617-426-0863 (ext. 6)
Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 7:00pm, weather permitting.
Performance is 2 hours and 45 minutes
Boston Common, Boston, MA, 02116 map
Corner of Charles & Beacon Street
- Two Gentlemen of Verona can be easily viewed by several thousand people, but the closest seats are often taken early in the evening, so we recommend arriving early if you wish to be very close to the stage.
- Shows are cancelled in cases of heavy rain or lightning storms, so audiences can check-in with the Weather Hotline (617-426-0863 ext. 7) 1 or 2 hours before the show for cancellation announcements.
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