The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0223 Friday, 8 May 2009
Date: Thursday, 7 May 2009 09:16:31 -0500
Subject: "Romeo & Juliet" with a Mexican-American Twist
"Romeo & Juliet" with a Mexican-American Twist
Austin TX at Zilker Park, Sheffield Hillside Theatre
8:00pm Thursdays- Sundays. May 7th- June 7th
Special Mother's Day matinee May 1 at 2:00pm FREE!
From May 7th to June 7th Austin Shakespeare presents Shakespeare's most
popular play "Romeo & Juliet" with a bilingual, bicultural twist. Set in
Central Texas in the 1940's, this new take on "Romeo & Juliet" features
Shakespeare's own text, intermixed with a good dose of colloquial Tejano
In addition to the classic story of two young people who fall in love,
but whose feuding families loathe one another, audiences can expect men
decked out in three-piece "zoot" suits, topped with fedoras, in zealous
knife fights and women in full skirts, swing dancing at Juliet's
"We wanted to embrace Texas' rich Mexican-American culture and present
Romeo & Juliet within this context, in an interesting and fun way,"
commented Artistic Director of Austin Shakespeare Ann Ciccolella. "We
have a cast filled with actors who are dynamic and comical. They make
Shakespeare totally accessible and amusing . . . in English and in Spanish!"
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