Two Gentlemen of Verona | McKaw Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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click to enlarge Paul Chakrin, Felicia Basanavicious, James Dolbeare, and Lynne Baker

Paul Chakrin, Felicia Basanavicious, James Dolbeare, and Lynne Baker

Jennifer Hickey

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 14 2016
Price: $20
reutancollective.com
Critics often deride this Shakespeare comedy as one of his flimsiest, but Two Gents has more to offer than a precursory glimpse at some of the Bard’s future greatest hits. In this version from the Reutan Collective, replete with old-school verse and Baz Luhrmann-like touches (Cosmo, Starbucks, board shorts), Valentine and Proteus are bros turned foes in pursuit of the Duchess’s daughter, Silvia, which is to say nothing of Proteus’s scorned lover, Julia, who’s determined to gain some type of closure by donning drag. Love, infidelity, betrayal . . . much of this has a familiar ring to it—it’s a little bit Romeo and Juliet, a little bit Othello, and thanks to an excellent cast, a little bit rock ’n’ roll. —Matt de la Peña

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