Romeo and Juliet Hits the Beach

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Cedarville, Ohio-Cedarville University will conclude its 2005-06 theatre season with a twist on the highly-acclaimed Shakespearean drama Romeo and Juliet. The play is directed by Springfield resident Rebecca Baker, who is an assistant professor of communication arts at Cedarville University.

Using the timelessness of this classic, Baker has set the play in Miami in the 1930’s. She reasons that this setting will celebrate the power of the play, as well as enhance the youthful feel for the audience. Along with using a relatively more modern setting all the while maintaining the Shakespearean structure, the script contains slight adjustments in language to help the audience better understand the plot of the story.

“I hope the audience will get caught up in the story, understand Shakespeare better than they think they might going in, and feel that they saw a story about real people, a lot like themselves,” said Baker.
Performances are Mar. 31-Apr.1 and Apr. 6-8, and will be presented in the Cedarville University Stevens Student Center Theater. Shows begin at 8 p.m. nightly with 2 p.m. matinées on Apr. 1 and 8.

Tickets go on sale March 13; cost is $11 for adults and $7 for students. There is a $1 discount for cash sales. Call 937-766-4491 or 1-800-860-7625 for more information.