Thursday, March 4, 2010

Star-crossed lovers come to Springfield in 'Romeo and Juliet'

The plays of William Shakespeare have been performed so many times, and are such a large part of the English-speaking world’s cultural heritage, that it can be a great challenge for a modern actor to make the story — or even a character — unique.

The professional production of “Romeo and Juliet” coming Friday to Sangamon Auditorium, a joint production of The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company, is no exception.

Director Penny Metropulos has set this version of the play in 1912 as a way to present the production to younger audiences and to those who have not had much exposure to Shakespeare

Article by Brian Mackey

The State Journal-Register

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