Actors' Theatre of Columbus to Present ROMEO AND JULIET, 9/13-22
Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's star-crossed young lovers, will be making an appearance in the Columbus Commons in September, offered up by Actors' Theatre of Columbus (ATC).
The timeless story has been told over and over again - on stage, as a ballet, as a symphony, as an opera, and in countless films. So ATC is taking a different approach, with the setting as a post-apocalyptic world.
ATC's Artistic Director, John S. Kuhn, says, "We felt that the theme of the play is so universal that it would play well regardless of setting. Over the centuries the play has come to exemplify young love-love that comes to a tragic end, but nonetheless manages to bring together two families who are being ripped apart by a bitter feud. How would that story not be relevant in the future?"
Don't miss your chance to see this enduring tale through a new set of lens. The play will run Friday through Sunday, on September 13-15 and then again on the 20-22, 2013. All performances start at 7:30 p.m.
Everyone is encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and join the crowd at the Columbus Commons as they sit out under the stars enjoying this classic play. Picnics are always fun, plus food, including Jeni's Ice Cream, is available in the Commons, as is beer and wine.
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Pictured: Janetta Davis as Lady Capulet, with (left to right) Grace Bolander as Juliet and Eddy Williams as Capulet in ROMEO AND JULIET. Photo by Dale Bush.