CSC Creates a Youthful Romeo and Juliet for Young Audiences, Feb. 23-March 6

News   CSC Creates a Youthful Romeo and Juliet for Young Audiences, Feb. 23-March 6 The title characters in Classic Stage Company's Young Company production of Romeo and Juliet are billed as star-crossed "teenagers," as an effort to lure young people into the Shakespeare classic.

Off-Broadway's CSC presents an abridged 90-minute version of the play Feb. 23-March 6. Kids 12 and up are the target audience.

This is the fourth year of CSC's popular Young Company, "which creates classical works specially tailored for young audiences." The cast comprises MFA acting students from Columbia University.

Directed by Tony Speciale, Romeo and Juliet is characterized for this production as "a wild celebration of youthful rebellion set against a backdrop of a violent and unstable world, not unlike our own. This is a Verona where surveillance cameras capture your every move and even your most exquisitely private moments become public domain. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic romance plucked from the jaws of a comedy that moves like a blazing meteor towards the inevitable destiny of its two star-crossed teenagers."

Performances play Classic Stage Company's home at 136 E. 13th Street.

Tickets are $25, and $15 for students/seniors. Each child under 12 gets in free with one adult ticket. The scatttered performance schedule includes morning, afternoon and evening performances: Feb. 23 at 10 AM, 8 PM; Feb 24 at 1:30 PM; Feb. 25 at 1:30 PM; Feb. 26 at 10 AM & 1:30 PM; Feb. 27 at 10 AM & 1:30 PM; March 1 at 8 PM; March 2 at 8 PM; March 3 at 1:30 PM; March 4 at 10 M & 1:30 PM; March 5 at 1:30 PM and March 6 at 1:30 PM.

Visit www.classicstage.org.