Romeo & Juliet

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Free Performance
Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m
Tapps Arts Center
1644 Main St Columbia, SC 29201

 

Join us for a FREE performance of Shakespeare’s classic, tailored especially for middle and high school students and their parents.

What happens when your star-crossed lovers carry cell phones, use iPads and sing 1960’s love songs?  That’s right!  It’s Columbia Children’s Theatre’s Altered Visions Tour production of Romeo and Juliet. This truly innovative 60-minute version of Shakespeare’s classic was conceived and directed by USC professor and former Globe Theatre intern Cathy Brookshire.  Made possible through an Arts Education Projects Grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, the production uses six actors for all the roles.  Arguably Shakespeare’s most famous play, Brookshire’s Romeo and Juliet is about an hour long, and was “conceived” in a modern, accessible fashion to help high school students more easily grasp the language.

Sponsored by SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, the performances will engage and empower young people to make healthy decisions and provide resources to parents.  There will be a facilitated post-performance talkback for youth and parents focused on making positive life choices.

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