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ROMEO AND JULIET to Explore Teenage Impulsiveness This Month at WHAT

ROMEO AND JULIET to Explore Teenage Impulsiveness This Month at WHAT

In light of its well-received production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2016, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater again opens their season with Shakespeare. Opening March 25, Romeo and Juliet is adapted by Psittacus Productions, associated with Lincoln Center's Education Department.

Featuring a versatile cast of five performers, this Romeo and Juliet focuses on the impulsiveness of the teenager, adult efforts to guide and support him or her, and the miscommunication that can happen across the generation gap. With original music and stylized movement, the adaptation at WHAT offers a fresh look at a familiar story.

Nathan Winkelstein returns to WHAT following his performances in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Alabama Story, both in 2016. Ruby Wolf previously appeared at WHAT in I Am a Camera. Alec Funiciello, Paul Corning, and Mathew Marsh will make their WHAT debut this season. Romeo and Juliet is directed by Jeffry George.

In addition to Thursday-Sunday performances, the company will perform matinees for student groups from area schools, with a question and answer period following those performances.

Special dates to note are Pay WHAT You Can Night on March 24, and an opening night reception on March 25. Tickets start at $20 and may be purchased online at what.org, at the WHAT box office, or by calling 508-349-9428. Student tickets are $12 and senior discounts are available.

IF YOU GO:

Romeo and Juliet

Previews: March 23 & 24
Runs: March 25-April 9, 2017
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM

At Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet

Tickets: $20-25 at 508-349-9428 or www.what.org

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is the award-winning theater company that inspired "a new vigor for theater on the Cape" (New York Times). In honor of the theater's namesake, Julie Harris, WHAT continues to be a sounding board for new and bold ideas, presenting "continually adventurous theater" (Boston Globe), and year-round programming.

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