Shakespeare in Clark Park
brings free productions of William Shakespeare’s plays to one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful parks. This summer, Philadelphia’s finest actors and a troupe of community swing dancers will bring to life Shakespeare’s comedic tale of love and friendship, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Directed by Kathryn MacMillan, the play runs from Wednesday, July 27, to Sunday, July 31, at 7 p.m. each evening.
Cross-dressing, betrayals, outlaws, and love abound in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy. Valentine wants to see the world, but his best friend, Proteus, wants to stay in Verona with his love, Julia. When Proteus’s father orders him to Milan, loyalties are tested in a whirlwind of missed connections, mistaken identities, and miscommunication.