Saturday July 27, 2013 / 7:00pmRomeo and Juliet
General Admission (Row 5 and Back)
How was your experience?
Oh Romeo, Romeo; What did you say? The Shady Shakespeare company uses Sanborn Park every summer to present an innovative rendition of one of the Bard's plays. Last year, we saw a science-fiction version of Pericles and were enthralled by the effort. We decided to attend this year as a result. This year it's a version of Romeo and Juliet with "1960s" costumes to make it look like an episode of "Mad Men." Very timely. We wish we could have heard the play but the actors had trouble projecting to the open-air crowd, noise from a large adjacent dinner party and baseball game masked the dialog even more (it's a multi-use county park after all), and although there were microphones set along the front of the stage, nothing came through the speakers but the music. An interesting staging concept requiring better execution.