National Players to Present Romeo and Juliet
The National Players will make their annual pilgrimage to Central Methodist University next Monday, March 4, to perform William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The play begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre on the CMU campus.
There is no charge and the public is invited. The play about star-crossed lovers will be performed with minimal stage setting, letting the beauty of the words carry the story.
The National Players is America's longest running national touring company, celebrating 64 years of touring this season. Founded in 1949, the National Players joined with the Olney Theatre Center in Montgomery County, Md., just north of Washington, D.C., in 1953 and became the touring arm of the theatre.
In Romeo and Juliet, eight actors portray all of the characters in Shakespeare's most enduring tale "re-imagined, re-invigorated, and irresistibly visceral." The recently appointed new director, Jason King Jones, originally hails from Nixa, Mo.
This performance is sponsored by CMU's Student Government Association and by the Cultural Affairs Committee.
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