New wrinkle on `Romeo and Juliet'


On Stage

May 18, 2000|By J. Wynn Rousuck

"Shakespeare's R&J," Joe Calarco's adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet," as performed by four students at a repressive boys' school, opens tomorrow at the Spotlighters. Inspired, according to Calarco, not only by Shakespeare, but also by "The Crucible" and "The Lord of the Flies," the play was a surprise hit off-Broadway and has subsequently been produced around the country.

The Spotlighters production is directed by Bill Rucker and stars Jeremy Blaustein, Kazy Brown. Kevin Chap and Patrick Yeoman.

Show times at the Spotlighters, 817 St. Paul St., are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through June 11. Tickets are $10. Call 410-752-1225.

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