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The Boston Globe

Theater & art

Stage Review

Problematic, spirited ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’

SOMERVILLE — To be on hand when an arresting new talent delivers a breakout performance, as one does in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona,’’ is always a note­worthy experience.

Granted, the performer in question proved to be a bit moody and unpredictable on opening night at the Davis Square Theatre. He even went so far as to leave the stage and sprawl under a seat, from whence he wouldn’t return until he was offered a treat. Later, in a clear bid to upstage costar John Kuntz, he began barking incessantly while the latter tried to get through a speech. Kuntz, a pro’s pro, astutely paused and advised him: “Get it all out.’’

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