SkyVault’s youthful ensemble tells a Two Gentlemen of Verona-ish tale.
In On the Road to Verona, a group of musically inclined (very) young players set out to prove that you don’t need middle-aged actors pretending to be teenagers to portray Shakespeare’s comic romances. (“You can always go see that at the Guthrie,” they say.)
An audience-interactive, immersive experience in which the cast (and the audience!) posts to Facebook throughout the performance to comment on the action, add another level of humor, and share lyrics to SkyVault’s original, Shakespeare-inspired songs.
The script and Shakespearean-lyrics for this original production were developed collaboratively by the SkyVault ensemble and premiered at the 2016 Minnesota Fringe Festival, where reviews by regular Twin Cities theatre-goers rated Verona among the best of the 168 shows at the Festival.
They are going along lickety-split.” *
- Follow the Verona Road Top level of the Verona site
- Embarking on the Journey How the story was created
- The Story What is it about?
- Interactive Facebook Experience Interacting in real time with the audience on Facebook
- Fringe Festival Premiere Learn more about our experience at the Minnesota Fringe Festival in Minneapolis
- A Shakespeare Show Without Shakespeare See what peope said about our adaptation of Shakespeare
- The Music Music is a huge part of who we are and what we do
- How the Show Was Created Learn about what went into making On the Road to Verona
- The Cast Find out who these zany actors are
- Traveling to the Renaissance How we brought Verona to The Minnesota Renaissance Festival (and bonus information on our involvement there)
- Continuing the Journey How we can bring Verona to you.
All the quotations on these pages are excerpted from unsolicited comments from theatre-goers who are active in the Minneapolis theatre world comparing On the Road to Verona with the entire spectrum of 168 different Fringe Festival performances.
(For all these excerpts in one place, click here, And a link to the unexcerpted reviews—including, of course (alas), those that are less glowing than these we have cheekily quoted, on these pages: http://www.fringefestival.org/show/?id=20160990.)