UWF Department of Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

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The University of West Florida Department of Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s timeless classic “Romeo & Juliet.” Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 14 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 15. All performances will take place at the Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place, in downtown Pensacola.

The Capulets and the Montagues are embroiled in a bloody, generations long feud. Amidst the hostilities, teenagers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet manage to find love. With the help of Friar Laurence, the young star-crossed lovers concoct a plan to marry in secret and escape the city. Sadly, their happiness is not meant to be as the play meets a tragic end in true Shakespearean fashion.

One of Shakespeare’s most well-known and adapted works, the Department of Theatre production will be presented in the traditional format. Director Scott Hudson, assistant professor of theatre, will be joined by student designers: Cory Tucker, scenery; Kendall Dayton, costumes; and Emily Carff, sound. Lighting design is by Charles Houghton, chair of theatre and fight choreography by guest artist, Dan Granke.

Ticket prices range from $20-$30 with discounts for senior citizens, active military, UWF faculty and staff and youth (18 and younger). UWF students are admitted free with an active Nautilus card. Tickets can be purchased at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, 22 East Intendencia Street, 800.745.3000 or online at pensacolasaenger.com.

 

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