by Peter Griffith

 

Piers and Vincent have been friends all their lives. But when the two are sent away to boarding-school, they both fall in love with the headmaster's daughter Silvia. How will their friendship survive this conflict? And how will Piers' girlfriend Julia react to his broken promises?

 

This entertaining play – a modern version of Shakespeare's comedy 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' – explores the emotional tangles of teenage love, and the deeper confusions of teenage friendship.

 

 

 

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Extract from the script 'Two Gentlemen'

Silvia: I don't know what to think.
Piers: Look Silvia, Vincent's gone. Expelled from school. I'm afraid you probably won't see him again – your father will see to that.
Silvia: He'll find a way to see me!
Piers: You can rely on me. I'll look after you, and help you get over Vincent.
Silvia: I don't want to 'get over' Vincent! I want to see him again, as soon as possible!
Piers: I'm sure. But given the way Vincent is – and the way your dad is – I think that may never happen.
Silvia: Piers, I'm not quite sure what you're trying to tell me. But I don't think I want to hear it. Now as I said, I want to be on my own. Goodbye.