The romantic friendship of The Two Gentlemen of Verona collides with true love, in a chase between Verona and Milan, through the ‘sea’ that divides them: the Lake Garda.
Director’s notes by Solimano Pontarollo
In his creative and exuberant youth Shakespeare bestows on us a work comprising of material much of which is developed more extensively in his later plays. Some over dramatization provides comic relief along the way to the conclusion, but at the same time we have passages of poetry charged with extraordinary emotion. Thus begins a theatrical game in which the actors tell the story whilst also talking about themselves, superimposing or recognizing themselves with in the characters. Interventions in Italian suspending the plot, bring everything down to normal everyday life.
The Scaliger Castle of Torri del Benaco was erected in 1383 by Antonio della Scala, as evidenced by an inscription in the castle walls. The castle now houses an ethnographic museum whose rooms are dedicated to various aspect of life in the Benaco area.
> At the end of the show, toast with the actors and food and wine tasting with the wines of Consorzio Tutela Vino Bardolino Doc and the Olio Garda D.O.P.
WINTER VENUE: October 11th, December 20th 2016
Santa Maria in Chiavica deconsecrated Church dates back to the twelfth century, contains evidence of its original romanesque construction. It is found in the harmonious area, near the ancient forum of Piazza Erbe, and is set among the medieval buildings of the historical centre, close to the Scaligeri tombs and Piazza dei Signori.
> At the end of the show toast with the actors and food and wine tasting with the wines of “Consorzio Vini Soave” and with the “Pan del Borsaro” and other products from Verona’s famous De Rossi Bakery.
|July||12 - 19|
|August||02 - 16 - 30|
|September||06 - 20|
|Assistant Director||Beatrice Zuin|
|Text Adaptation||Andrea de Manincor|
|Actors||Gabriele Barbetti - PROTEO|
|Michele Bonvini - VALENTINO|
|Anna Benico - GIULIA|
|Esther Grigoli - SILVIA|
|Location||Torri del Benaco Castle, Lake Garda - Verona|
|Start Time||8:30 p.m.|
|Location||Torri del Benaco Castle, Lake Garda Verona|
|Contact||M. +39 3386144512|