Friday, April 18th, 2014

1/23 – 1/24/10 A Tale of Star-Crossed Love: Romeo & Juliet Bare Bard

The Bare Bard performances are back in 2010 with Romeo and Juliet! As the Season of Forbidden Love continues, Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s professional company will take on Shakespeare’s most famous tale of star-crossed love.

Through the ages, the young lovers Romeo and Juliet have come to be synonymous with the impetuousness of adolescent passion.  No story lends itself better to the spontaneous and stirring Bare Bard format.  The company of actors from across the country will arrive in Frederick on Friday evening, having already memorized their lines, and by Saturday evening, they will perform the full production before an audience – with heart-stopping sword fights, audience interaction, live music, choreographed dances, and unbeatable storytelling.

That which we call a rose… Parting is such sweet sorrow… You kiss by th’ book. Come hear many of Shakespeare’s most beloved words spoken with a freshness and honesty unmatched in any other theatre.  In this truly “edge-of-your-seat” performance, you’ll experience the joy and heartbreak of Romeo and Juliet with all the immediacy of the first time – because it is the first time!

Romeo and Juliet appears for two performances only: Saturday, January 23rd at 8pm and Sunday, January 24th at 2pm. A discussion will follow Sunday’s performance.  No two performances are ever the same, so come twice!

Join us in the Parish Hall at All Saints Episcopal Church, 106 Church Street. You can find directions and parking information here.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors/students/military, and available at the door, by emailing Karen@mdshakes.org, or by calling 301.668.4090.

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