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The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Beale Street Landing

  • Beale Street Landing 251 Riverside Drive Memphis, TN, 38103 United States (map)

Bring a chair or a blanket! It’s free, fun, fast, and for everyone! Ideal for families and picnics, this quick-fire version of Two Gents provides a rare opportunity to laugh at Shakespeare’s first comedy – and perhaps even his very first play. 

He takes a well-known comedy of a love triangle and re-shapes it into a love rectangle, introduces strong female characters (one of whom takes on Shakespeare’s first “pants role” before the more famous Viola and Rosalind do), creates wise-cracking servants Speed and Launce, and even adds bandits to the mix. But for all that, the play remains famous for one particular role: Crab the dog. Even as the story ranges from the shocking to the hilarious, Crab sits non-plussed.

Earlier Event: August 31
Sunset Skate: River Glow Night
Later Event: September 23
SUP & Brunch