For much of the month of August, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre entertains the masses with a performance of The Two Noble Kinsmen, a Shakespearean retelling of The Knight’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer.
The Two Noble Kinsmen was written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, and tells the story of two cousins and close friends who after misfortunes at war are imprisoned by an enemy country. While in jail, the two fall in love with the same woman who they see through the prison bars, and from there, they fight each other for the affection of their newfound love.
The performances begin tonight, July 31, with a preview, and run through Sunday, August 18. Each week, performances entertain audiences from Wednesday evening to Sunday afternoon, there are no performances on Monday and Tuesday.
Performances are at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Ready for the best news of all? The Two Noble Kinsmen performances are all completely free.
Just arrive 30 to 45 minutes early for the show to receive your free ticket.
The Two Noble Kinsmen at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre
When: Previews, July 31 and August 1; Performances, August 2-18; Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.
Where: The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom Street
More info: www.phillyshakespeare.org