Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre embraces facial coverings in ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona production – SILive.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- The Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre is embracing mandatory facial coverings in the costume design of its latest production.

Closing out a two-weekend run of The Two Gentlemen of Verona" this Saturday and Sunday, the company has dressed its actors with white facial coverings stamped with designs that reflect their characters. The performances are taking place at Fort Tompkins within Fort Wadsworth, with socially distant seating.

Were so excited to use our outside show experience to provide the only live theatre show in town right now -- maybe even in the whole city, Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Director Frank Williams told SILive.com.

Scenes from the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre production "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," taking place at Fort Tompkins within Fort Wadsworth in September. (Photos by Sean Sweeney)

Those who wish to attend the performance must reserve their tickets ahead of time at SIShakespeare.org. Audience members are required to wear masks and maintain social distance.

The cast comprises Jolee Cohen, Jack Dawnson, John DeFlippo, Carrie Ellman-Larson, Charles Murria, Christopher Neske, Ariana Nicoletta, Jasmine Parham, Robert Raffellini, Wade Raley, Eric Rosen, Anadina Saladino, Krystal Sanchez and Hannah Simpson.

This isnt the first time the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre used Fort Tompkins as a main stage. In 2019, the theatre company performed Measure For Measure at the Staten Island grounds, turning Fort Tompkins into the Wild West. The company transformed the open, outdoor area into royal grounds for its production of King Lear in 2017.

Keep scrolling for more production shots from the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatres latest performance.

Scenes from the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre production "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," taking place at Fort Tompkins within Fort Wadsworth in September. (Photos by Sean Sweeney)

Scenes from the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre production "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," taking place at Fort Tompkins within Fort Wadsworth in September. (Photos by Sean Sweeney)

Scenes from the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre production "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," taking place at Fort Tompkins within Fort Wadsworth in September. (Photos by Sean Sweeney)

Scenes from the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre production "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," taking place at Fort Tompkins within Fort Wadsworth in September. (Photos by Sean Sweeney)

Scenes from the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre production "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," taking place at Fort Tompkins within Fort Wadsworth in September. (Photos by Sean Sweeney)

Scenes from the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre production "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," taking place at Fort Tompkins within Fort Wadsworth in September. (Photos by Sean Sweeney)

Scenes from the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre production "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," taking place at Fort Tompkins within Fort Wadsworth in September. (Photos by Sean Sweeney)

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