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