‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ at Hawaiian Mission Houses
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
August 12 – 27, 2016
All shows at 7pm
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives will present Two Gentlemen of Verona on Friday and Saturday evenings on August 12, 13, 19, 20 and 26, 27, 2016, on site at 553 South King Street. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m. and the play begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $25 per person, $20 for students and seniors 65+. MISSION Cafe will have a special menu for this event or you are invited to picnic on the lawn prior to the play.
Two Gentlemen of Verona is considered by some to be Shakespeare’s first play. It shows his use of the motifs with which he would later deal in more detail; such as a heroine dressing as a boy. The play features the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behavior of people in love.
The play will be directed by William Ha‘o who directed last summer’s The Tempest, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) in 2014, Twelf Nite O Wateva! in 2013, and performed in Hawaiian Mission Houses’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2012. He has also directed for Hawaiian Mission Houses’ Cemetery Pupu Theatre series.
Costumes will be designed and constructed by Carlynn and Rose Wolfe.
The cast includes Troy Apostol as Speed, Nick Atiburcio as Thurio, Lacey Chu as Julia, Mike deYcaza as Duke, Brandon DiPaola as Valentine, Jim Hesse as Antonio, Kahana Ho as Innkeeper, Nick Jeffs as Proteus, Melanie Kohler as Silvia, Gabriel Ramirez as Sir Eglamour, Steve Royal as Panthino, Karen Valasek as Lucetta, Richard Valasek as Launce, and Ginnie Wolf as Crab.