A new adaptation of Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet,” will be presented starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 at the Smith Opera House. This 90-minute performance, created by TheatreworksUSA, is adapted for a teen-age audience and is suitable for students in middle and high school.
Since the show is part of The Smith's ArtSmart Theatre for Young People Series, lesson plans and a teacher's guide are available.
This 11-actor production of the classic text features a pulsing rock score and Shakespeare's language taken to the streets of a futuristic crumbling urban wasteland called Verona.
Founded in 1961, TheatreworksUSA is one of the foremost professional theatre for young and family audiences.
Tickets are $4.50 each, with discounts available for groups of 20 or more, and may be reserved by calling the Smith Opera House at (315) 781-LIVE or toll-free at (866) 355-LIVE. Home schoolers and public and parochial school students are invited to attend. Information is also available at www.TheSmith.org.
This production is sponsored by the Lyons National Bank and the Delavan Foundation.