Thursday, September 28, 2017

Shakespeare at the Mount

The Nebraska Shakespeare Company performed the classic play Romeo and Juliet for the Mount Michael student body and family members on Wednesday evening September 27.  It was a great hit with the students. After the performance the cast took numerous questions from the audience giving incites into the production and style of the performance.

Juliet discovers Romeo has died.
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THE PROGRAM (From the company website)
Shakespeare On Tour introduces thousands of students to Shakespeare during the months of September and October, when we take Shakespeare's work into the classrooms and communities of Nebraska.

A community is divided, wracked with fear and rocked by violence. Romeo desperately struggles to retain what is left of art, beauty, and love. Juliet, clinging to her family for protection and strength, has fallen victim to their blind hatred. Despite the ongoing civil destruction, it is the internal conflict between head and heart that holds this world hostage. Presented through a heightened theatrical lens, this Romeo and Juliet seeks to lay bare the means of production, transforming characters before the audience and stripping away the disguise of live performance. This world must change or be forever broken.

Sarah Carlson-Brown Director/Adapter
Brendan Greene-Walsh Scenic Designer, Scenic Charge Artist
Lindsay Pape Costume Designer
Vincent Carlson-Brown Fight Director
Wesley A. Houston Properties Master

Bianca Phipps Juliet
Josh Ryan Romeo
Chloe Armao Nurse/Prince
Vincent Carlson-Brown Tybalt/Friar
Katie Becker Colón Capulet
Matthew R. Olsen Mercutio/Paris
Ashley D. Spessard Benvolio