Scene in Edmonds: A modern twist on Shakespeare at City Park

The Quintet singing 1950's hits like "Duke of Earl," and "Dedicated to the One I Love" during Wooden O's production of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" at City Park Sunday.
The Quintet singing 1950’s hits like “Duke of Earl,” and “Dedicated to the One I Love” during Wooden O’s production of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at City Park Sunday. (Photos by David Carlos)

It was The Bard meets “Grease.”

William Shakespeare’s comedy was re-interpreted into a 1950s-style twist by the Wooden O artists of Seattle.

Just as Shakespeare’s plays were performed outdoors 400 years ago, so it was also the case today at Edmonds City Park. From mid-point into the play, there were a few short sprinkles of rain, but the 1.5-hour show continued on, to the delight of approximately 230 people in the audience.

Valentine and Proteus, the main characters.
Valentine and Proteus, the main characters.
Bartender Launce, his dog Crab, and Valetine's protege, Speed provide comic relief.
Bartender Launce, his dog Crab, and Valetine’s protege, Speed provide comic relief.
In the end, the two guys get the gals of their dreams.
In the end, the two guys get the gals of their dreams.
The audience claps in approval to the cast and crew.
The audience claps in approval to the cast and crew.
  1. The performance, and the mustc, were great!! Wish there could be more of Will S. in the park.

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