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Masque Alfresco presents:
Venetian Twins
Directed by Fayra Teeters
Adapted By Ravyn Jazper-Hawke

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
July 24th - August 30th, 2015
July 24th - August 9th @ 7:00PM George Roger's Park Foundry
Green & Furnace St., Lake Oswego
August 15, 16, 22, 23 @ 7:00PM
(No Friday shows in Beaverton)
Beaverton Library Lawn
12375 SW 5th Ave. & Hall Blvd.
August 28 & 30 @ 6:30PM
August 29 @ 2:00PM
Shute Park, Hillsboro
750 SE 8th Ave., Hillsboro
Admission is free (hats passed at the end of the show)

Rian TurnerAthena McElrathKJ McElrathCecelia Harper
Tory MitchellRavyn Jazper-HawkeAlastair JaquesValerie Asbell
Robert NoveMarissa ClarkNan 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!

Clackamas County Cultural Coalition City of Lake Oswego Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council
Beaverton Arts Commission Beaverton Arts & Culture Foundation Oregon Cultural Trust Cultural Coalition of Washington County