An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until July 30, 2016
Take swordplay, anime and true love and you get something like Virginia Monte’s production of Romeo and Juliet playing in Highland Park July 15 to 30, 2016.
The performances are a joint production of Shakespeare Players of Rochester and WallByrd Theatre Co., of which Monte is founder and artistic director.
Now based in Rochester, Monte’s credits including working with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Globe Theatre in London. For this Rochester production, she has brought on board Anne Wilcox, who teaches dance at the University of Rochester, and Alec Barbour, a fight director teaching at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, to provide dance and combat choreography.
Performances begin at 8 p.m. each evening July 15 to 30, with no shows on Mondays and Thursdays. Refreshments will be sold each night at the bowl, which is off South Avenue. Admission is free, but donations are solicited. Limited seating will be provided, so audience members may want to bring a lawn chair or blanket and bug repellant.
The Shakespeare Players, a program of the Rochester Community Players, has been offering community performances of the works of William Shakespeare since 1994. WallByrd Theatre Co. specializes in classical texts. Visit http://www.wallbyrd.com/shows.