The Sonoma/Petaluma State Historic Parks Association, is producing “Two Gentlemen of Sonoma” starting today, Friday, July 11 at the Sonoma Barracks.
Net proceeds from the production will go to support the association’s work in providing funding for school tours, interpretive programs and repairs to the historic buildings which make up the Sonoma Historic Park.
The production is a lively adaptation of William Shakespeare’s first comedy restaged in pre-1840s Northern California with Sonoma and Petaluma replacing Verona and Milan. Historical figures Gen. Vallejo, and Capt. John Sutter make appearances as Shakespeare’s Duke of Milan and Thurio.
The production will be staged against the historic backdrop of the courtyard of the Sonoma Barracks.
It was produced first in Petaluma at the Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park in 2012 to critical acclaim.