Modern-day RomeoTake a fresh look at “Romeo and Juliet” this weekend at Superior High School.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
Take a fresh look at “Romeo and Juliet” this weekend at Superior High School.
Students seized William Shakespeare’s classic and gave it their own twist as a devised theater piece.
Devised theater is a collaborative process of creating a unique piece of theater from the ground up, inspired by a theme or text.
“Our goals for this production were to make ‘Romeo and Juliet’ accessible to a 21st century audience, and to expand on the theme of ‘fate’ found in the script,” said SHS drama teacher Amber Goodspeed, who is co-directing the play with Cheri Tesarek.
The students researched, experimented and re-wrote the production to fit their goals.
“I think this has been a very successful project, as the students have advanced their skills in theatre, innovation, creativity and group collaboration,” Goodspeed said. “Not only that, but I believe they have created a clever, exciting and emotionally moving piece of original theatre.”
Complete with costumes and swordplay, “Romeo and Juliet” is performed at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, in the high school’s performing arts center. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students.