Alabama Shakespeare Festival Production of ROMEO & JULIET To Tour Alabama & Southeast this Fall.

October 09, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Tiffany Bell, 334.462.2747 or tiffany@mattercreativestudio.com

 

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Production of

ROMEO & JULIET

To Tour Alabama & Southeast this Fall.

 

MONTGOMERY, AL (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 stage manager.

 

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 Twelfth Night.

 

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 School

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.

 

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