Free Shakespeare Shout-Out Series

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

pic production two gentsby William Shakespeare
directed by Stephanie Shine+
September 8-29
sponsored by Evans/Petree, P.C.
75-minute running time


It’s free, fun, fast, and for everyone!  Last season’s inaugural Shout-Out Series returns by popular demand with 11 performances at 10 outdoor/indoor locations throughout Shelby County.  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.

No tickets or reservations needed.  Patrons are encouraged to come early for available seating. Venues with a star ask that you bring a chair or a blanket.

Performance Schedule:

September 8 at 2:00 pm
Stax Amphitheatre*
926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38126
(Open Rehearsal)       

September 8 at 6:00 pm
Orange Mound Community Center
2572 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38114
(Open Rehearsal)       

September 14 at 6:00 pm
Collierville Town Square*
N Rowlett St, Collierville, TN 38017    

September 15 at 2:00 pm
Germantown Library
1925 Exeter Rd, Germantown, TN 38138

September 15 at 6:00 pm
Loflin Yard 
7 W Carolina Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

September 21 at 6:00 pm
Beale Street Landing*
251 Riverside Drive., Memphis, TN 38103

September 22 at 2:00 pm
Wiseacre Brewery
2783 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112  

September 22 at 6:00 pm
Overton Square at the Chimes Square Amphitheatre*
2100 Tremble Place, Memphis TN 38104

September 28 at 6:00 pm
International Harvester Managerial Park*
4523 Canada Rd, Lakeland, TN 38002

September 29 at 2:00 pm
Benjamin Hooks Public Library 
3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111     

September 29 at 6:00 pm
Overton Square at the Chimes Square Amphitheatre*
2100 Tremble Place, Memphis TN 38104

+ member, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC)