wendy’s Event Journal

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Thursday May 23, 2013 / 7:30pm (Preview)
Shakespeare's R&J
1 ticket
Section B

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The play was very well acted. And they were creative with a limited prop set. This is an FYI...from the description, I thought that the play would be something between a "Dead Poet's Society" and "Romeo & Juliet." It wasn't. Except for a couple of minutes at the beginning, which set the scene of a boy's prep school in the 60's, this is just another version of Romeo & Juliet. Every so often, when the boys get carried away playing their parts, we'll see a knowing looking between the characters as they remember that they're just acting, not the characters. But I didn't see any insight into schoolboy development based upon reading the play. If you'd like to see a novel take on Romeo & Juliet, then this is for you. If you've seen R&J enough times, then think again.