Theatre UBC promises a “brave and twisted approach” to Shakespeare’s iconic love story Romeo and Juliet, set to play the Chan Centre Studio Theatre beginning January 20th through January 30th, 2010.
Drawing from the traditions of bouffon, clown and cabaret, this theatre-in-the-round production is set to tickle, thrill, tantalize and, based on some of the production photos, definitely titillate as well. The photo right features cast member Barbara Kozicki in a photo by Tim Matheson.
Directed by MFA in Directing Candidate Catriona Leger, the production features a cast of twenty-one acting candidates with original music performed live.
One of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved plays, Romeo and Juliet has set the precedent for tragic love stories since it’s first performance in 1594. Love is the overriding theme of the play, but in the world of Romeo & Juliet this is a brutal and powerful emotion that captures individuals and catapults them against their world, and, at times, against themselves.
Romeo & Juliet
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia
20 January – 30 January 2010 (Monday-Saturday @ 7:30pm)
Tickets are $15-$25 available by calling the Theatre UBC box office at 604.822.2678. Visit http://www.theatre.ubc.ca for more information.