Fairbury Jr. Sr. High School Presents:
Fri. Nov. 11th & Sat. Nov. 12th
7:00 p.m. in the Burkley Fine Arts Center
Sunday, November 13th
2:00 p.m. in the Burkley Fine Arts Center
“Verona’s the place from where our play is picked.
Two families lived there, and man were they ticked.
Their ancient grudge match happened before the story,
And rekindled hatred made their feud more gory.”
Shakespeare meets Dr. Seuss in Peter Bloedel’s The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet. The playwright has taken Dr. Seuss’ iconic rhyming tetrameter format and rewritten the famous star-crossed lovers into a full-length play. All of the memorable moments from the three-hour Shakespearean saga are present: The prologue, Juliet’s betrothal to Paris, the nurse discovering Romeo’s identity, the balcony (or Seussified – “perch”) scene, Romeo and Juliet eloping in secret, Tybalt and Mercutio’s fight scene, Juliet faking her death, and Romeo finding her later.
However, don’t let us bore you, as we have many twists and turns to the traditional comedy… we mean tragedy! Brought to you by Narrator 1 and Narrator 2 (hmmm. . . sounds a bit like Thing 1 and Thing 2!), is a play you will not want to miss!
The musical will run nightly at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 11th & Saturday, November 12th and a matinee showing at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 13th in the Burkley Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $6 for students, and free for children 3 and under. VIP seating is also available for $15. For ticket information, please contact the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-318-1242.
“The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” is not affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
THE SEUSSIFICATION OF ROMEO AND JULIET
by Peter Bloedel
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.