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Bard in the Quad returns for its 12th season this August with a rootin-tootin-shootin-boot-scootin’ rendition of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Two Gentlemen of Verona set in the American Wild West. Performances run August 3-6 and 10-13 at 7:30 p.m. in the MU Quad on the Oregon State University Campus.
Proteus and Valentine are inseparable buddies living in happily Verona. The bonds of friendship are tested when Valentine leaves home to seek his fortune in Milan and Proteus stays behind for the love of the spunky and flirtatious Julia. Promises are quickly broken when Proteus finds himself at the court of the Duke of Milan and suddenly infatuated with Valentine’s witty and coquettish love-interest, Sylvia. What follows is Proteus’ outlandish plot to woo his best friend’s girl and a whirlwind of action including disguise, mistaken identity, an inept band of outlaws, and a scene-stealing dog.
This summer’s production embraces the bombastic style of classic melodrama featuring bold physical comedy, dance, and live folk music presented by Miss Kitty and the Barn Bangerz. In an exciting tie-in Bard in the Quad has partnered with Heartland Human Society to feature an adoptable dog in the role of Crab for each performance. Heartland volunteers will join the cast and crew in promoting this organization’s work to care for homeless animals in Benton County.
Bard in the Quad continues its tradition of bringing quality, innovative Shakespeare productions to Corvallis in a casual and fun summer atmosphere. Make the most of your experience by bringing a picnic dinner, warm clothing, chairs, and blankets.
The performance will take place outdoors at the Memorial Union Quad on Oregon State Univeristy's campus in Corvallis, OR.
The address is 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331.
Cookies, coffee and cocoa will be available during intermission with a $1 suggested donation at the Box Office Tent.
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