Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble brings 'Two Gents' to AcA

by Dege Legg

Acting Up (in Acadiana) and Acadiana Center for the Arts team up for a run of Shakespeare. The Eighth Annual Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble presents Two Gentlemen Of Verona, an Acting Up (in Acadiana) production. More than 30 children ages 10 17 take on the roles of characters in William Shakespeare's comedy. Performances will take place at the Acadiana Center for the Arts on July 16, 17, 23, & 24 at 7:30 p.m. and July 18 & 25 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 739-4273.

Founded in 2003 by Amy Waguespack, Acting Up (in Acadiana) is the resident theatre company at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette. Acting Up creates ensemble-driven work with the belief that every production is bigger than any individual artist involved and ultimately meant to connect with an audience.