Keep Romeo & Juliet Alive!
Friday, March 1, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
Santa Clarita, CA
Come out for a wonderful evening and
Help Support the local Tour of Selected Scenes of Romeo & Juliet
Your $35 admission to the special preview night of "Romeo and Juliet" includes:
* Light refreshment to please your palate
* Fruit of the vine to quench your thirst
* A stirring performance by this year's company
* Our heartfelt appreciation for your support
The cost of bringing this production to our schools is $650 per location, which is significantly lower than other touring companies have been charging our district schools. Our goal is to bring this program free of charge directly to our students.
Why Keep Romeo & Juliet Alive?
While studying the play may instruct students to the language, poetry and structure of the play, Shakespeare wrote his plays to be performed and watched. Only when his plays are performed, does the language come alive, and those lessons resonate with the students.
While many believe the play to be a romantic story, the true lessons of the play are in the tragedy of the story. The impetuous behavior of teenagers , making choices without considering the consequences, might have been pulled from today’s headlines or an entertainment newscast. This timelessness is what connects with young audiences.
When & Where
Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival
The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to keeping the classics ALIVE! Presenting free Shakespeare in the Park in the summer and offering dynamic Educational Outreach Programs during the school year, bringing performances and workshops to area schools at little or no charge. During the July and August we conduct an Apprentice Program for local high school students to work with professionally trained theatre artists.