Temple Theatre announces its 2010 Winter Youth Conservatory Production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This show, featuring 26 upper-middle and high school age students, will run February 26-28 and March 5-7, 2010. Friday and Saturday evening shows start at 7:00 pm and the Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm.
Tickets are $10/adults and $5/children 12 years and younger. This youth production is being sponsored by Pentair, Water, Pool and Spa.
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most read and performed plays centered around two ‘star-crossed lovers’ who find themselves torn between family loyalty and their new-found love for one another. Aspects of the story of Romeo and Juliet go back to the fourth century A.D., where Greek novelist Xenophon uses a sleeping potion as an escape from an unwanted marriage; Shakespeare’s first-hand source was Englishman Arthur Brooke’s long narrative poem The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet published in 1562.
Thomas E. Dalton, Temple Theatre’s Director of Education, is the Director for this show and has been performing and studying Shakespeare for over 15 years, having performed 19 different Shakespeare plays professionally. Mr. Dalton has performed with the Classic Theatre Alliance in Augusta, GA, the North Carolina Shakespeare Company, and the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC. He was also a company member with the South Carolina Shakespeare Company and was a part of the approved artist roster for the SC Arts Commission for whom he performed residencies throughout SC teaching Shakespeare to students from elementary school through college.
For tickets or to learn more about this show, please visit the Temple Theatre website at www.templeshows.com or call our Box Office at 919.774.4155.