Valentine and Proteus have always been like brothers until Proteus follows Valentine to Milan and catches sight of his friend's lady, Silvia. Gone is their friendship and forgotten is the faithful Julia, who was Proteus' intended. Proteus must have Silvia, even though she doesn't care for him. Shakespeare's early comedy about heedless, headstrong young love is an adventure with surprising twists. Its engaging characters--including a resourceful heroine in disguise, an irreverent servant and one of the most famous supporting canines in literature--help Valentine and Proteus on the road to maturity and reconciliation. Bill Rauch directs.