THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN – Kingsmen Shakespeare Company on the campus of California Lutheran University

Photo by Brian Stethem

Ellen Dostal – BroadwayWorld

It contains possibly the last words William Shakespeare ever wrote and chances are you’ve never seen a production of it. THE TWO NOBLE KINSMAN was written around 1613 but not published until 1634, and is attributed to both Shakespeare and John Fletcher, the man who would succeed him as resident playwright for the King’s Men (named for the company’s benefactor, King James I). Kingsmen Shakespeare Company’s production is the perfect opportunity to see it for the first time.

Full of humor and ceremony, it encompasses both the tragedy and comedy of life, along with a respectful nod to fate and the will of the gods. Kingsmen’s production is a lustrous affair that boasts a sumptuous combination of technical elements and an excellent cast directed with wit and sophistication by Elizabeth Swain. Read more…

Now running through July 15