Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Stephanie Shine
GPAC/Duncan-Williams Performance Hall
January 28 and 30 at 7:00 pm, 2014
Generously sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts/ArtsMidwest and Shakespeare in American Communities.
Experience the full-bodied love story as if for the first time with these professional, young players. The play everyone is introduced to in their early teen years on the page comes vibrantly alive on the GPAC stage as a cast of eight explores the mortal acts of too-young lovers who bury their parents' strife with their lives.
This production is inspired by TSC’s innovative Romeo and Juliet Project, which has been raising grades, changing young lives, and affecting entire student bodies throughout the Memphis area for two years.
Parents are invited to discover with their children all of the heart-felt, or well-intentioned, or tragic decisions made by the play’s teenagers and adults alike in this “two hours traffic of our stage,” followed by a community forum with the audience, actors, and director.
A special Free Will Kids’ Night is in effect for both performances: Children 17 years and younger will be admitted FREE when accompanied by a paying, attending guardian. Limit: four children per guardian.
Three, discounted morning matinees that week for school students will also be made available.
Tennessee Shakespeare Company's production is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program for National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.