Columbia Children's Theatre's
Altered Visions Production of
Romeo & Juliet
happens when your star-crossed lovers carry cell phones, use iPads and sing
1960s love songs?
Thats right! Its Columbia Childrens Theatres Altered
Visions Tour production of Romeo and
Juliet. This truly innovative
60-minute version of Shakespeares classic will be held for one night only, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium.
USC professor and former Globe Theatre intern Cathy
Brookshire has helmed this updated,
contemporarily-conceived production since October when CCT received the South
Carolina Art Commissions Arts Education Projects Grant. The production uses 6 professional actors
taking on all the roles with a modern twist.
Arguably Shakespeares most famous play, Brookshires Romeo and Juliet is designed to fit into
a typical high school block period and is conceived in a modern, accessible
fashion to help high school students more easily grasp the language. Its what happens, says Brookshire, when
we boil Shakespeare's most iconic plays down to their bare essentials: 6 actors
in 35 roles! The two casts include: George Dinsmore, Harrison Ayer, Kate
Chalfant, Gerogie Harrington, Mary Miles,
Cole McFaden, Taylor Diveley, Frances
Farrar, Evelyn Clary, Marques Moore and Andy Nyland. The show also features an original
sound-scape by Toni Moore.
This production is produced by the Columbia Children's Theatre.
Columbia Childrens Theatre is a professional resident
not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing quality live theatre experiences
for families and young audiences, and is
supported in part by the City of Forest Acres, and the South Carolina Arts
Commission, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.