THE VENETIAN TWINS
Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins playing at the Southern Theater as part of ARTshare and at MN colleges, high schools and other outdoor locations.
Written in the mid 1700s, Carlo Goldoni's timeless comedy tells the story of two estranged twins, Zanetto and Tonino (played by one actor), who arrive in town, both romantically entangled and on the same day. The resulting chaos includes ridiculous sword play, romantic melodrama, arrests, betrayals, stolen jewels and death by poisoned wine.
Staged in Theatre Forever's vibrant, playful and irreverent style and drawing heavily from Italian Commedia dell’arte (masks made by Antonio Fava), this production, packed with more mistaken identities than you can shake a wet fish at, boat-loads of exquisite physical comedy and rapid-fire verbal play, promises to be an unforgettably hilarious evening of mayhem and stupidity.
"Ferguson has the courage to take the audience-performer relationship very seriously, to illuminate the fact that audience members are, in an important sense, co-creators themselves."
- (Review for Theatre Forever's The Nature Crown) Jay Gabler, The Tangential 2015
"...plays like the love child of Monty Python, Jane Austen, and The Princess Bride.”
- (Review for Ferguson’s previous work) MPLS/St. Paul Magazine
This production originally ran at The Southern Theater as part of The Southern Theater’s ARTshare program. To learn more about ARTshare visit http://southerntheater.org/home/artshare-2016/
$18 suggested ticket price (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Join us for a special performance workshop on physical comedy, mask and Commedia on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register!
To book The Venetian Twins at your venue contact Lauren Anderson
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Featuring the comic delights and delicacies of:
Alex Barreto Hathaway
Catherine W. Noble
Lindsey C. Samples
Directed by Jon Ferguson
Assistant Direction by Lauren Rae Anderson
Stage Management by Audrey Rice
Dramaturgy by Jon Peterson
Costumes by Lori Opsal
Set design by Erica Zaffarano
Text and vocal coaching by Suzy Kohane
Theatre Forever’s Managing Director is Afton Benson
Outreach and Education is Kip Dooley
Marketing and Digital Media by Jerod Greenisen
ALL IMAGES: DAN NORMAN