March 20th, 2012
12:31 AM ET

'Two Gentlemen of Chicago' mixes Shakespeare and Chicago's music

Off the beaten path of the Los Angeles theater district, troubadours are resurrecting Shakespeare in an adaptation that would make the Bard smile.

The Troubadour Theater Company has melded "Two Gentlemen of Verona" with song and dance performed to music by the band Chicago and has rendered an energetic, comedic romp entitled "Two Gentlemen of Chicago."

Troupes and their adaptations of "Bardolatry," as George Bernard Shaw coined it, come and go, riffing endlessly on Shakespeare's tragedies and comedies, always searching for ways to breathe new life into the iambic pentameter of 500 years ago.

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  1. Pandi

    Oh! This sounds like a riot! I hope it travels...I'd love to see it!

    March 20, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    It'd be awesome if it came to Chicago!

    March 20, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |