The Two Gentlemen of Verona
THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA – VAKOMANA VAVIRI VE ZIMBABWE
Performed in Shona by Two Gents Productions
(with subtitles in English)
Two Gents Productions is a London-based company which devises and performs work that draws on Shakespeare, on the experience of migration and displacement and on its two actors’ Zimbabwean/Shona background.
Valentine and Proteus, two firm friends from Verona, find their relationship put to the test when they both fall in love with the same woman. When Proteus is sent away from Verona and the woman he loves, he finds himself falling for Valentine’s beloved, Silvia. Both men forget their friendship and wrangle for her affection. But after a series of mishaps and mistaken identities, the two couples are reunited and reconciled in marriage. The story is performed in the township style of theatre, distinctive to southern Africa with its two actors taking all 15 roles.
PRINCIPAL CAST AND CREDITS
Performers: Denton Chikura and Tonderai Munyevu
Director: Arne Pohlmeier
Producer: Naomi Blanche
Translator: Noel Marerwa
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