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Red Monkey Theater Group Presents “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”

12/11/2014

Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent’s resident theater company Red Monkey Theater Group (RMTG) will present William Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona January 17-25 in the College’s Cahill Theater. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. All shows are free for College of Mount Saint Vincent students and staff with ID. Tickets for the general public are $15-18.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is the second installment in RMTG’s ongoing “Season Among Friends,” and explores the theme of male friendship through the work of four playwrights. Director Tal Aviezer will present this play with a modern staging, using an all-female cast.

“We hope that this choice will allow audiences to experience the play from a new perspective,” Mr. Aviezer says. “We are excited to learn exactly what an all-female cast will reveal about friendship between men.”

The cast includes 11 actresses performing a wide variety of male and female roles. Nickelodeon fans may recognize cast member Abby Wilde, who appeared as Stacey Dillsen on the TV shows Zoey 101, iCarly, and Sam & Cat from 2006-2013.

“Having an all-female cast creates a huge opportunity for us to excavate the ideological dilemma in greater depth and shine a light on some of its darker corners,” says Ms. Wilde. “I’m excited to see what we dig up.”

The cast also features Julie Thaxter-Gourlay, Holland Renton, Rebekah Madebach, Amelia Huckel-Bauer, Emily Gordon Seif, Zoey Rutherford, Sandra Ehrlich, Jessica Rodwick, and Kelly Kirby. The production includes original choreography by Danielle Franklin and music by James Landrum.

RMTG’s “Season Among Friends” continues with a February 2015 production of Art by Yasmina Reza and an April 2015 production of Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon.

For tickets, directions, and additional details, please visit www.redmonkeytheater.org.

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