Presented by Theatre at Barton and the Imperial Centre Theatre
November 7 – 10, 2013
It is indeed an honor for any actor of any generation to perform works from the canon of William Shakespeare. Born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Shakespeare was a successful playwright and a staple in Elizabethan London theatre from 1585 until his retirement to the country in 1613, where he passed away in a most anticlimactic fashion in 1616, leaving the world with a collection of some 38 brilliant dramatic works.
Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the best known and most performed of Shakespeare’s marvelous tragedies. It is the quintessential story of star-crossed lovers who meet an untimely end, leaving the world to mourn their loss and reconsider their own actions that led to the tragedy.
This is a project that we have been eagerly waiting to tackle at Barton; and, this year, we have the opportunity to collaborate with Rocky Mount’s Imperial Centre Theatre to produce our first “touring production” and make this dream a reality.
Join us on this fantastic journey into classic drama … with a contemporary twist!