The Two Gentlemen Of Verona

Directed by Charles Beikert
First Four Weekends in Sept. 2018
FREE in a park near you!


Sept. 22-23, 2 PM: Frick Park
Beechwood Blvd. & Nicholson St., Squirrel Hill (map)

The show runs approximately 1 hours and 45 minutes with no intermission. Weather policy: PSIP productions are performed rain or shine. The show will go on unless there is a threat of lightning.

Audience members are encouraged to bring folding chairs or blankets and a picnic. All shows are family-friendly. Admission is FREE with donations of cash or checks encouraged to support free Shakespeare in Pittsburgh city parks. Friendly dogs are also welcome!

The Bard's rollicking tale is believed to be Shakespeare’s first comedy and introduces the theme of heroines pretending to be men, the foolishness of love, loyalty, and infidelity. Music, a dog, clowns, disguises, and fun for all ages!

Director Charles Beikert who staged THE COMEDY OF ERRORS for PSIP is back, playing up the slapstick and physical humor. The show draws upon such inspirational comedic styles of Lucille Ball, the Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton, and Bill Irwin.

“Put aside the daily grind and the concerns of the contemporary world and rock out to some classic comedy,” says Beikert.

“At first I did adore a twinkling star
But now I worship a celestial sun...”

MEET THE CAST: Charles David “Stoney” Richards is a radio personality at CBS (WDSY-FM and KDKA) and an actor who has appeared in many films and tv shows and theatre Off-Broadway, in L.A., and locally in Pittsburgh. PSIP Artistic Director Jennifer Tober appears as the comedic and wistful dog-owning servant Launce.

PSIP favorite Nick Benninger plays the protagonist Proteus and Bob Colbert is the hyperactive servant Speed. Liz Farina, Sadie Crow, Christine McGrath, Jahir Christian, and Brett Sullivan Santry, round out the cast.

Longtime PSIP collaborator Lisa Leibering serves as Production and Costume Designer (Comedy of Errors, Supernatural Shakespeare, King Lear, As You Like It, Romeo & Juliet).

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Bring Your Own Bard

Bring Your Own Bard is Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ informal scene night in which professional actors and non-actors alike take a crack at their favorite Shakespeare pieces.

Bring Your Own Bard takes place the last Monday of every month through May, from 7:30-9 pm at our new venue, Threadbare Cider and Meadery, 1291 Spring Garden Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212. Free admission with $10 suggested donation appreciated. All funds support our productions.

Whether a seasoned actor or an energetic neophyte, you are welcome to join in the fray and perform their favorite Shakespearean piece during an informal and fun evening.

Bring a prepared piece or jump into a piece provided by MC Alan Irvine. Leave the subtlety at home!

Anyone interested in reading should contact, 412.521.6406, or visit us on Facebook at Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks. All proceeds support FREE Shakespeare in the Steel City.

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Founding Artistic Director Jennifer Tober

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks has been producing free public performances of Shakespeare’s works in the Pittsburgh city parks since 2005. In September 2016 we celebrated our 12th season of shows with 8 public performances of The Comedy of Errors, playing to over 1800 patrons that included people from surrounding counties and states as well as local community members. We had the pleasure of collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh Honors College to present a performance at Pymatuning State Park. And we inaugurated an ongoing collaboration with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, providing 2 private student matinees of The Comedy of Errors for a total of 5 public schools and 1 homeschooling group, as well as performing selected scenes as part of The Trust’s Gallery Crawl event.

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Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks' productions are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Additional support from:

  • The Fine Foundation
  • The McKinney Charitable Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee
  • Fidelity Charitable Trusts, The Seamon Fund
  • Vanguard Charitable Trust
  • Opportunity Fund