Two Gentlemen of Verona
directed by Christopher Weddell*
Festival favourite Christopher Weddell (Romeo & Juliet 2015, Pericles 2018) brings us a rollicking “la dolce vita” rom-com that celebrates youth, impulsivity, bad decisions, and unexpected endings — plus a dog!
Pay what you can preview: July 3
Opens: July 5
Plays: Wednesdays & Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 1:30pm, through July 27
Three additional performances of Two Gentlemen of Verona will be held at “Bard Across the Bridge”, in Saxe Point, Esquimalt, August 1-3.
A graduate of the Playhouse Acting School, Christopher has played on stages in Europe and Canada, and is a founding member and past Artistic Associate of Bard On The Beach. This is his third season with GVSF, having directed Romeo & Juliet in 2015, and Pericles in 2018. Other directing credits include Waiting For Godot, Kaspar Theatre, Prague; Henry VI: The Wars Of The Roses, Bard On The Beach; Arden Of Faversham, Artists Collective Theatre; Sally Go Round The Moon, Black Box; The Rimers Of Eldritch, Canadian College of Performing Arts. Christopher has written several plays, including a hit adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels for Kaleidoscope Theatre and the upcoming Victory Square.
In 2005, he received the Edmund Kean Sword Award from Bard On The Beach. He has been nominated for various awards, including a nod for Outstanding Direction for Richard II, and in 2017, he received an NCRC award for sound design/production of The Charles Campbell Story. As founder/owner of Shakescenes, he teaches acting workshops across the continent, and has taught at the Canadian College Of Performing Arts since 2000.
*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance-Opera-Theatre Policy.