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Shakespeare’s ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ to be Performed at Hartwick

July 29, 2009

Hartwick College will welcome Cambridge University American Stage Tour’s production of Two Gentlemen of Verona at 7:30 p.m. September 8 in the Lambros Arena in Binder Physical Education Building.

The production will give Hartwick students and the public a look at one of Shakespeare’s accessible and timeless plays. Tickets are $5 for students with ID and $8 for all others. Tickets will be sold at the door or can be reserved by calling the Cardboard Alley Players reservation line at 607-431-4227. Audience members are encouraged to bring cushions to sit either close to the stage on the gym floor or in the bleachers.

The comedy about the fortunes of four lovers, three outlaws, two clowns, and a dog tells the story of Proteus and Valentine, who make the trip from Verona to Milan to broaden their life experience. CAST is presenting the play in an effort to bring the work of Shakespeare to a wide audience while giving students an opportunity to interact and learn from each other.

“We hope that kicking off the school year with a valuable, entertaining cultural event will set the tone for a great fall term,” Professor of Theatre Arts Ken Golden said.

The show is sponsored by Hartwick's Theatre Arts program, the Cardboard Alley Players, and Alpha Psi Omega’s Nu Iota chapter. As a nonprofit annual theatre tour that began in 2000, CAST includes 16 directors, producers, actors, and technicians from Cambridge University. Each year, it brings a different Shakespeare play to colleges, universities, high schools, and professional theatres from along the East Coast.

The troupe’s recent performances have included Henry V, A Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, and As You Like It. They also offer educational workshops and activities designed to broaden students’ understanding and study of Shakespeare.

For more about CAST and this year’s tour, visit

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum merges traditional liberal arts study, personalized teaching, and experiential learning approaches to emphasize Connecting the Classroom to the World. Add to that a wide range of off-campus internships, collaborative research, study-abroad opportunities, and a unique January Term, and Hartwick prepares students for the world ahead. Strong financial aid and scholarship programs keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Jennifer Moritz
Phone: 607-431-4038