New York City
Shakespeare & Company presents The Venetian Twins, by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Jenna Ware.
Swordfights, mistaken identities, and mayhem abound! Two identical twin brothers, raised separately, each decide to visit Verona for the very first time. Neither knows the other is in town, and it isn’t long before their friends and love interests start to confuse them for each other with delightfully funny results.
Penned by Carlo Goldini, The Venetian Twins is a brilliant example of commedia dell’arte, reminiscent of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. Using wildly inventive language, Goldini gleefully bombards his characters with one comic misunderstanding after another–leaving the audience dizzy with plot twists and laughter.