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Fall Theatre Production, “Romeo and Juliet”
The Fall 2010 Theatre Department Main Stage Production of “Romeo and Juliet” will run for two weekends. Directed by Associate Professor Stepan Simek, this performance promises to offer an entertaining interpretation of this classic play.
In less then four days of real time and about three hours of stage time, two young people manage to fall in love at first sight, sleep with each other, cause a murderous mayhem among their friends and relatives, run away from home, hastily marry in a questionable ceremony, consume drugs supplied by a shady religious guru, break their parents’ hearts, and ultimately do away with themselves.
Sounds like a Quentin Tarantino 2010 production, but in fact it is Shakespeare.
The kids in the play are told all the time to do this and not do that, to behave, to perform, to abstain, to go there, but not go here, to listen to their parents, to fulfill expectations, to simply be well-adjusted, well-functioning, well-behaved, well-dressed upper middle class young people who make their folks oh-so proud of them. But of course the kids have other ideas, and where the youths’ idealism meets the adults’ pragmatism, there starts the tragedy.
Sounds like American suburbia in 2010, but in fact it is Shakespeare.
When: October 29 & 30 and November 4, 5, & 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Fir Acres Theatre Main Stage
Cost: $10 general admission; $7 alumni, faculty, staff, senior citizens, and non-Lewis & Clark students; $5 Lewis & Clark students. Tickets are available at the Box Office (open M-F, 1-5 p.m. beginning Monday, October 25, and one hour before performances). Or, call 503-768-7495 during Box Office hours to reserve tickets.
Contact: For more information, contact Joyce Beeny at 503-768-7491