Auburn Players Community Theatre Proudly Presents “Romeo and Juliet”

02/13/2020

Annual Literary Series Offers Free Student Tickets for Fourth Year

The Auburn Players Community Theatre will proudly present their production of Romeo and Juliet, February 13-16, 2020. Four performances will take place at the Irene A. Bisgrove Auditorium at Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn, NY 13021. Curtain will be at 7:30 p.m. on February 13, 14, and 15, and 2 p.m. on February 16. Tickets are free for students with ID, $16 for adults and $14 for seniors. To purchase tickets, please visit www.auburnplayers.org. For more information about free student tickets, please call 315-702-7832 or email marketing@auburnplayers.org.

Directed by Dan Stevens, Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers has been given a modern treatment. Based on a 2008 adaptation by David Hundsness, the Players’ production is set in modern-day El Paso, Texas, one day after the horrific mass shooting that occurred in the summer of 2019. Says Stevens, “The production intends to demonstrate the timelessness of Shakespeare’s themes and to support the ongoing discussion regarding race-based violence in America. We’re exploring a crisis in the American psyche—the hate that is all around us that doesn’t have any foundation.” Teachers and scholars will be happy to know that Shakespeare’s original language has been preserved, and audience members with more contemporary tastes will enjoy a cutting that clocks in at under two hours.

Made possible by support from the Columbian Foundation, the Auburn Players’ annual Literary Series is in its fourth year. Its mission is to ensure accessibility to the arts to every student, regardless of their ability to pay. To that end, APCT is proud to offer free tickets to all area students.

 

The Auburn Players Community Theatre is a theater and arts organization in Auburn that presents high-quality experiences in plays, musicals, and dance.