Romeo and Juliet: The World's Most Famous Love Story at Folger Theatre
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The last date listed for Romeo and Juliet was Sunday December 1, 2013 / 7:00pm.
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest, is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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I really liked it; almost a five. Excellent story telling. With the exception of Lord Capulet, most of the characters stayed within a very tight range. You knew that Juliet was one smart cookie and that Romeo was in love with being in love, in addition to being in love with Juliet. Lord Capulet -- he was a crazy man. You never knew what he was going to do. Really enjoyed hearing the commentary of the high school students who were attending the play; they were relating to the characters on the stage as peers.
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