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Internationally-acclaimed Shenandoah Shakespeare Express (SSE) will perform Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It at Colby College in Waterville in October. SSE will present the tragedy Romeo and Juliet on Thursday, October 11, and Friday, October 12, and the comedy As You Like It on Saturday, October 13. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater of the Runnals Building.
Shenandoah Shakespeare Express is the touring section of Shenandoah Shakespeare theater company. The group performs under conditions closely approximating those for which Shakespeare originally wrote. The cast includes 11 actors who play double roles, use thrust staging and employ universal lighting so the audience and actors can see each other. To connect the text to modern audiences SSE uses musical accompaniment set in a contemporary style and modern clothing with elements designed to distinguish character, rank and role. The result has been called “uncommonly understandable” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) and “shamelessly entertaining” (The Washington Post).
General admission is $3; students and seniors are $2. For ticket information call the box office at 207-872-3358 between 4-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday of performance weeks. Or call 207-872-3388 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be reserved online at www.colby.edu/theater.