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Shakespeare Festival Production of
Alabama & Southeast this Fall.
(Sept. 23, 2013) Wherefore art thou Romeo? The Alabama Shakespeare Festival
will be touring William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Romeo & Juliet to
schools and communities throughout Alabama and into Georgia during the month of
October. This special abridged adaptation is specially designed to engage young
people as well as Shakespearean devotees.
The story follows two star-crossed teenagers, Romeo and
Juliet, who meet and fall in love at a ball. But the relationship puts them at
odds with their warring families, the Montagues and the Capulets. When the pair
secretly marries, a series of misunderstandings, duels and death eventually
lead to their undoing.
In addition to the performance, the cast of Romeo
& Juliet will be conducting acting workshops with the students.
The cast features Morgan
Auld as Romeo and Christina King
as Juliet. Others in the cast include Rivka
Borek (Nurse/Princess), Christian
Castro (Benvolio/Paris), Brennen
Gallagher (Capulet/Friar Lawrence), Joshua
Marx (Montague/Mercutio), Lea
McKenna-Garcia (Lady Capulet) and Dan
Solomon (Capulet Servant/Tybalt).
The play is directed by Greta Lambert. Others on the artistic team include Tara Houston (set design), Beth Novak (costume design), Tom Rodman (lighting design) and Richelle Thompson (sound). Hannah Jean Farris will function as the
This is ASF’s fourth annual Shakespeare on Tour; a program designed to bring Shakespeare plays
and high level acting into schools throughout Alabama and the Southeast. Past
productions included A Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and
The 2013 Romeo & Juliet tour is currently
scheduled in the following locations:
October 8: Thomasville, Brookwood School
October 9: Demopolis, Demopolis High School
October 10: Enterprise, Enterprise High School
October 11: Selma, Southside High School
October 14: Huntsville and Fort Payne, Fort Payne High
Octoboer 15: Hanceville, Hanceville Middle School
October 16: Guntersville, Guntersville High School
October 17: Huntsville, Whitesburg Christian Academy
October 18: New Hope, New Hope High School
October 21: Columbus, GA, Brookstone
October 22: Ohatchee, Ohatchee High School
October 23: Lee High School
October 24: Tuscaloosa, Holy Spirit High School
October 25: Montevallo, Montevallo High School
October 28-November 1: Fairhope High Schools (several
schools attending during the week)
February tour dates will be announced at a later time.
Public performances of Romeo & Juliet will
take place at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival on May 18, 22 and 25, 2014.
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is among
the largest Shakespearean theatres in the world. Designated as the State
Theatre of Alabama, ASF has been located in Montgomery since 1985 when it moved
from Anniston as a result of Mr. and Mrs. Wynton Blount’s gift of a performing
arts complex in the 250-acre Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park.