FLINT — On Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The Whiting is presenting Romeo & Juliet, one of the most beloved plays written by one of the most famous playwrights, William Shakespeare.
Recognized world-wide as one of theater’s most iconic couples, Romeo and Juliet are the very archetype of tragic young lovers. Set against a backdrop of warring households, a young Romeo sneaks into a masked ball where he first beholds Juliet and is thunderstruck by Cupid’s arrow. As fate dictates, they succumb to the passion of forbidden love against the will of their powerful and unforgiving families. So ensues a story of romance, murder and tragedy, as famous as any that has graced the stage. Through Shakespeare’s beautiful prose, these star crossed lovers, in Aquila’s striking and moving adaption of The Bard’s classic tragedy, will take your breath away.
The Aquila Theatre will bring its innovative style and dynamic physical approach to Shakespeare’s most famous and heart-breaking play. The New Yorker has raved that Aquila Theatre productions are “Beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect.”
Aquila is the foremost producer of touring classical theatre in the United States, visiting 50-60 American cities per year. Aquila’s 2014/2015 Season included performances of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. In their 2015/2016 Season they have paired the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
All seats are just $35 and student rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $12. To purchase tickets, visit TheWhiting.com, call (810) 237- 7333 or visit the Ticket Center located at 1241 E. Kearsley St. just off I-475 between the University of Michigan -Flint and Mott Community College. Tickets are also available for purchase at The Whiting’s Downtown Ticket Center at the Flint Farmers’ Market. Smart phone and tablet users can download The Whiting App to make purchases.
This performance is generously supported by ABC12, Town Square Media, The View Newspapers, The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and The Ruth Mott Foundation.
The Whiting is a member organization of the Flint Cultural Center Corporation and is dedicated to bringing the performing arts to the community. The Whiting is a nonprofit organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer providing programs and services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex or handicap. — G.G.