“These adolescents do a fantastic job of combining Shakespeare's intent with his wit and adaptability. The songs are wonderfully performed and seem organic, rather than forced, and the comedy is light and fun.” *
“Genuinely the whole play is snappy, but don't let that fool you, these young players have dramatic chops. The rape of Silvia left the audience on the edge of their seats.” *
“For the first time ever, I felt like I met a human being in Proteus - no easy feat with that character.” *
“I have seen many productions of Two Gents, but none so fun, engaging, or moving as this one. Toe-tapping music combined with infectious excitement and a rare commitment to their story.” *
“These kids do in 50 minutes what older and more ‘experienced’ actors can't do in more than twice that: they give life to the core of Shakespeare's story without allowing themselves to be bogged down by society's expectations for Shakespeare.” *
I thought it was refreshing to see something so new and fun." *
- 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.)