Students at Water Valley High School have worked diligently for two months to produce an entertaining hour of theater in the form of a modernized version of Romeo and Juliet, called Romeo & Julie.
This is not like any Shakespeare you may have seen before! A class of drama students in rural New Hampshire adapted the Shakespeare version into something that regular high school students could relate to and appreciate. Unlike the original play, which is very tragic, this production is silly, funny and ends happily.
The audience will also enjoy several students performing their ‘Poetry Out Loud’ competition pieces as an added treat. The students involved with the production include Roykeisha Rockette, Sasha Owens, Randall Winkler, Sequareah Sayles, Rebecca McGavock, Jesse Anderson, Jillian Harris, Adrian Tallant, Aaron Williamson, Treshon Calahan, Tim Taylor, Shaniqua Wesley, Jasmine Alford, Lizzie Shawk, Reggie Tenner, Rhonda Miller, and Frankie Holland.
The director, Debra Anderson, the computer discovery teacher at Water Valley High School, is also certified to teach drama. Please come out and support these students in their theatrical endeavor May 9th at the Water Valley Civic Auditorium.
Curtain is at 7 p.m. tonight and tickets are $3 at the door.