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FGCU Theatre Program Presents "Romeo and Juliet" for Children

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast University's (FGCU) Theatre Program at the Bower School of Music & the Arts presents "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare, adapted by Toby Hulse. Originally produced by the Bristol Old Vic Theatre, UK, in 2013, this 55-minute adaptation of Shakespeare's classic provides audience members with an introduction to this classic piece of literature.

"Romeo and Juliet" runs June 12-15, with performances each day at 2 p.m. Additional performances will be offered on June 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. All performances take place at the FGCU TheatreLab in the Arts Complex. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased online at or at the door one hour prior to curtain. Groups of all sorts are welcome. Contact Joanna Hoch at for information about group pricing.

This play begins with Emily, a young contemporary girl who discovers a book about Romeo and Juliet. As she begins to read, the characters come out of the book to enact the story. Emily thinks that the tale will end like all of her well-loved Disney movies, but she learns that not all stories have a happy ending. Sword fighting, dancing and a mix of Shakespeare's language with today's vernacular will excite and enthrall even the youngest audience member.

For more information, contact Tyler Layton at

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