Romantic Shakespearean Comedy
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Matt Pfeiffer
JUNE 18 - JULY 13 | SCHUBERT THEATER
Proteus and Valentine are the best of friends until Proteus falls for the new object of Valentine's affections – Silvia. Forsaking his first love, Julia, Proteus sets out to betray his unsuspecting friend, only to find that both Silvia and Julia have a thing or two to teach him about loyalty and love. With a Duke, a debutante, and a dog (!) joining the lovers, Shakespeare's gentlest romantic comedy delights. Recommended for ages 8+
Sponsored in honor of Fr. Gerard J Schubert, OSFS, by a grateful DeSales University Community
- Prologues: Join us for insights into the play in an informal setting. Free. Held in the theatre 45 minutes prior to every curtain.
- Opening night, Friday, June 20. Join the PSF actors and staff for a friendly post-show champagne toast.
- Meet the actors for an informal talk-back after the show Thursday, June 26, July 3 and July 10.
- Savoring Shakespeare: specialty dinner themed to the play with behind-thescenes insights Thursday, July 10 and Saturday, July 12, 5:30pm.
True Love, True Friendship, and Being True to Oneself
Two Clowns and a Dog Named Crab
The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Shakespeare at his summery finest."
"This charming production—with many musical interludes and an adorable shaggy, white lapdog (Duncan, as Crab) —makes one of the bard's earliest comedies feel at once fresh and casual."
The Morning Call
"Quick-moving and engrossing."
"As Valentine, Luigi Sottile is as sweet and besotted as his name implies."
"As Silvia, Marnie Schulenburg is feisty and self-assured."
"Nicole Erb gives the naive young girl a strength of character and a forgiving soul that shows her growth."
"Peter Danelski and Scott Greer are hilarious as the comic servants Speed and Launce."
"Alex Bechtel is unforgettable as Thurio."
Lehigh Valley Press
"Fizzy summer fun."
"Sheer poetic delight."
"Zack Robidas, as Proteus, one of two male leads, cuts a dashing and sincere figure with a solid performance that propels the plotline of vacillating love."
Valentine, a gentleman:
Proteus, a gentleman:
Speed, a clownish servant to Valentine:
Julia, beloved of Proteus:
Lucetta, Julia's waiting-woman:
Antonia, father to Proteus:
Launce, a clownish servant to Proteus:
Thurio, foolish rival to Valentine:
Duke, father to Silvia:
Silvia, beloved of Valentine:
First Outlaw, with Valentine:
Second Outlaw, with Valentine:
Eglamour, agent for Silvia in her escape:
Crab, the dog:
Production Stage Manager:
Producing Artistic Director:
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.