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Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ comes to Lander stage

Submitted by Newsroom on May 10, 2013 – 7:08 amNo Comment

Written by KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

LANDER — As part of the state university’s outreach theater program, “Romeo and Juliet” will be seen next week in Lander. The classic play by Shakespeare will be presented at 7 Monday night in the town’s library as part of the University of Wyoming’s “Shakespeare in a Trunk” program. The play is open to the public, free of charge. The group’s also offering a free one-hour workshop before the performance. That starts at 4 at the library.

Promoters of the show say “Shakespeare in a Trunk” is a dynamic and engaging educational experience. They explain that a troupe of actors from the university’s theater and dance department under the direction of Assistant Professor John O’Hagan bring to life the action-filled, 50-minute production. Their goal, according to promoters, is to expose high school students and community members to Shakespearian text and language through engaging theater performance and workshops.

The tour is sponsored by the Fine Arts Outreach office and arranged by Sean Higgins as a final senior honor’s project through the university.

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