The Langley School will present its middle school fall production of “Romeo and Juliet Together (and Alive!) at Last” this Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s Sherman Arts Center, with an additional matinee performance at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets may be purchased in advance at langleyschool.org for $8 each.
This comedic version of Shakespeare’s classic love story takes place in the modern day when a group of middle schoolers decides to put on a production of “Romeo and Juliet” with the goal of sparking a romance between two of their shy classmates who are cast as the play’s hero and heroine. But lack of dramatic expertise, only two weeks of rehearsal, an inadequate set, and a classmate’s villainy threaten the well-meaning endeavor every step of the way. When the big day finally arrives, lines are dropped, costumes rip, and scenery tumbles. Yet, in spite of everything, true love triumphs in the end.
Approximately half of Langley’s Middle School will take part in the student-run production, with more than 70 students in grades 6 – 8 joining the cast, crew, and pit orchestra.