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Romeo and Julie Tonight at 7 p.m.

Shakespeare may never be the same after Saturday night’s performance of Romeo and Julie, a light-hearted adaptation of the tragic Romeo and Juliet. Here students rehearse a scene where the light has broken through yon window. Randall Winkler (left) plays the handsome, but slightly inept Romeo to Sequareah Sayles’ Julie (puckered, right). Lizzie Shawk (holding frame) gives a pane-ful performance as the window. Reggie Tenner (bottom) acts sturdily as the wall and Rebecca McGavock (background) leaf

Pictured left to right front row: Rebecca McGavock, Lizzie Shawk, Jasmine Alford, Jillian Harris, Sasha Owen, Shaniqua Wesley, Sequareah Sayels. Top row: Treshon Calahan, Tim Taylor, Reggie Tenner, Jesse Anderson, Adrian Tallant, Randall Winkler, Aaron Williamson. Not pictured: Roykeisha Rockette.

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.

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