Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare in the Bar series will feature the comedy, Two Gentlemen of Verona on Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m., at The Ole Dog Tavern, 2505 Main Street, Stratford. Doors open at 6 p.m. The play stars Matthew Macca and Eric Bermedez.
“Shakespeare in the Bar is a way of seeing theater in a relaxed atmosphere while still retaining the language of Shakespeare,” said Tom Simonetti, Valley Shakespeare Festival’s founder and executive director. “It’s fun, it’s intimate, and can sometimes get bawdy — the way Shakespeare wrote it (and would have wanted it!). The Two Gentlemen of Verona is one of Shakespeare's first comedies and it has a lot of inconsistencies so the ‘fun’ set-up of the bar helps that.”