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"Romeo and Juliet" to play at New Mexico State

William Shakespeare's tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" will be presented by New Mexico State University's Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC) April 25-May 4 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre.


r and theater faculty member Tim Pinnow will explore the passion of the "star-crossed lovers" and the familial feud surrounding them. This production is set in 17th century Spain and will feature Flamenco dancing. Pinnow said the time and location are a mirror for the passion of the two young lovers.

"Romeo and Juliet" will feature sword fights choreographed by guest fight choreographer David Doersch, co-founder of the International Order of the Sword and the Pen and a fight choreographer for several Shakespearean festivals around the country. Local dance instructor Brandi Johnston will choreograph the Flamenco dances.

Costumes are designed by Deb Brunson, ASTC resident costume designer, and the settings are by Jim Billings, ASTC resident set designer. New Mexico State students Kevin Coyle and Jessica Settles will play Romeo and Juliet. The large cast of Montagues and Capulets will include university students and community actors.

For more information and reservations, call (505) 646-4515.