PORT ORCHARD — William Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” a comedy dealing with friendship, love and infidelity, continues through April 7 at Western Washington Center for the Arts.
Curtain times: March 22, 23, 29, 40, April 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m.; March 24, 5 p.m.; and April 7, 3 p.m.
Tickets are $8 for students, elementary through college. For ticket prices and purchase information, go to www.wwca.us or visit the box office, 521 Bay St., Port Orchard. Call (360) 769-7469.
Shakespeare is believed to have written “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” in 1590 or 1591. It is considered by some to be Shakespeare’s first play, and is often seen as showing his first tentative steps in laying out some of the themes and tropes with which he would later deal in more detail; for example, it is the first of his plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy.
The play deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behavior of people in love. “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” is directed by Liam Sanchez. Here’s the cast.
Proteus: Michael McLaren.
Valentine: Owen Eardley.
Julia: Rebecca Ewen.
Silvia: Amanda Pease.
Duke of Milan: David M. Brown.
Lucetta: Eleni Walter.
Launce: Chris Garland.
Speed: Peadar Sanchez.
Thurio: Seamus Horn.
Sir Eglamour: Jerry Schneider.
Antonia: Donnakay Greer.
Host: Donnakay Greer.
Outlaws: Stephen Greer, Penny Layne Lukkasson, Eleni Walter.
Panthino: Jerry Schneider.
Musician/Ursula/Attendant: Jenna Schneider.