A band of motley minstrels discover that Will, their erstwhile leader who took down all the notes on the shows they made up while on the road, has snuck off to London and taken all the adult actors with him.
Left on the road, the juvenile troupe enacts a new play (The Two Gentlemen of Verona) based on a spare page of notes Will has left behind—though it sounds to them, “like the backwash from all our other plays.”
The players explore—and utilize—the mysterious force that causes the inexplicable, contradictory motivations and self-destructive actions of characters in the play.
"These kids have knitted together a clever, delightfully entertaining show that never, ever sagged. They wrote the script and music themselves, performed on a variety of instruments, singing, acting, and—at one point—doing slapstick comedy with a ladder that was worthy of the best Laurel and Hardy routine. I plan to go see this again." *
- 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.)