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FAU to Present William Shakespeare’s ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’

BOCA RATON, Fla. (January 31, 2014) – The Department of Theatre and Dance within Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents William Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” a comedy that deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behavior of people in love. The play runs from Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Studio One Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Shows are on Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 1 and 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 1 p.m. General admission tickets are $20; students, faculty, staff, alumni and children under age 12 may purchase tickets for $12; and group prices are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-564-9539 or at www.fauevents.com.

The play is set in provincial Italy of around 1590 with the rich costumes of the time. The stage will be modeled after an Italianesque interpretation of the Globe Theatre with the comparable entrances to the current Globe Stage in London. The music for the production is authentic to the period with classic renaissance lute, flute and horn arrangements. The action of the play is fast-paced with many comic moments and characters that are charming and great fun. This is not a dark and heavy Elizabethan drama, but rather a romantic, playful, bawdy and wonderful Valentine surprise. 

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About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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