Lantern Theater Company Presents:
Romeo and Juliet
Designed specifically for high school audiences and featuring a company of Philadelphia actors, this production will bring the printed page to life, focusing on the clarity of action and language as well as the emotional power of the story. Beloved all over the world for the tragic romance of its star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet is also the story of an enduring feud between the Capulet and Montague families – a conflict grown so deadly that it throws an entire city into turmoil. When Juliet and her Romeo rise above the old grudges, their love may heal the deep divisions in Verona... or bring the whole city crashing down.
Our production of ROMEO & JULIET is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Lantern Theater Company is one of 40 professional theater companies across the nation selected to perform a Shakespeare play with a professional team of actors for middle-and high-schools and conduct related educational activities for students.
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