|Rian Turner||Athena McElrath||KJ McElrath||Cecelia Harper|
|Tory Mitchell||Ravyn Jazper-Hawke||Alastair Jaques||Valerie Asbell|
|Robert Nove||Marissa Clark||Nan Frederick - Costumes|
Venetian Twins by Carlo Goldoni (1748) produced and directed by Artistic Director, Fayra Teeters, with this year's adaptation created by Ravyn Jazper-Hawke. It features Masque Alfresco regulars: Tory Mitchell, Ravyn Jazper-Hawke, Rian Turner. Amazingly colorful commedia dell'arte costumes were fashioned by Nan Frederick.
Goldoni's spaghetti-tangle of a farce compares hilariously to Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. Twin brothers: Zanetto and Tonino, separated at birth, arrive in Verona on the same day and get mistaken for one another. Each has a girlfriend who are driven to distraction by mistaken identities. Luckily, as in many commedia plays, it's the wily, smart aleck servants who come to the rescue and save the day. Why no one thinks to put two and two together until the very last minute is for the audience to decide and enjoy!
Masque Alfresco is funded in part by grants from the Clackamas County Cultural Coalition, Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation, Cultural Coalition of Washington County, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Masque Alfresco is now into its 14th Summer Park Tour of commedia dell'arte plays by Moliere and Goldoni performed with all of the traditions: slapstick beatings, hat lazzi, colorful period costumes – but updated for modern audiences with political jokes and celebrity slams ripped straight from the headlines. And we're family friendly!Join us at the George Rogers Memorial Garden with lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, the family dog (on a leash) – and bring your funny bone!