Love, Shakespeare to Be Presented May 14; Casting Announced

News   Love, Shakespeare to Be Presented May 14; Casting Announced The trials and tribulations of relationships are explored in Love, Shakespeare, a new kid-friendly production from The Acting Company.

The one-hour musical exploration, which features "a bit of rock, a bit of stomp and a whole lot of joy," utilizes scenes from four Shakespeare classics: Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado About Nothing. Following a successful national tour, Love, Shakespeare will be presented for one performance only May 14 at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre. Show time is 2 PM; a talkback with the cast will follow the performance.

The cast, comprising members of the Acting Company, features Christina Apathy (Kate/Celia/Beatrice), Lisa McCormick (Juliet/Rosalind), Justin Adams (Petruchio), Michael Allen (Orlando), Jacob Ming-Trent (Narrator/Friar/Nurse/Don Pedro), Matt Sullivan (Benedick), JD Goldblatt (Romeo) and Henry Vick (Claudio).

The Acorn Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets, priced $15, are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com.

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The Acting Company, America's foremost touring repertory theatre and arts education program, was honored in 2003 with the Tony for Excellence in Theater. Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Harley, its alumni include Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, Jeffrey Wright, Frances Conroy, Casey Biggs and Jesse L. Martin.