Laguna Beach High School Opens Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Friday November 9 2018.
Romeo & Juliet will be presented on select dates thru Sunday November 11 2018.
Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet is a timeless tale of jealousy, prejudice, betrayal, and true love.
Romeo and Juliet try to defy the circumstances which forbid their love, with heartbreaking results.
Set in modern day, in the fictional town of Verona, California, where the wealthy families of the two young lovers are locked in a bitter feud, the LBHS production of Romeo & Juliet will feature the work of guest director Michael Irish, a 1999 alumnus of Laguna Beach High School and the Park Avenue Players.
“Watching this story unfold over the last two months has been a distinct and unforgettable privilege and joy,” said Director Michael Irish. “These students are fiercely talented and uncommonly brave. The opportunity to share my love of Shakespeare’s works and pay forward what the LBHS Drama gave me, here in my old theater with a new generation of artists, was too priceless to let pass,” he concluded.
“Something unique and special occurs when our alumni artists collaborate with our current students,” said Laguna Beach High School and Thurston Middle School Drama Teacher and Director, Alexis Karol. She continued, “There is a certain level of trust that falls into place immediately. We’re thrilled to have Michael on-board as a guest director. As a working professional who specializes in Shakespeare and fight choreography, and an educator skilled in making the language of Shakespeare accessible to young people, I can’t imagine a better match for our production of Romeo and Juliet.”
Ticket Prices: Premium $22.00/Adults $17.00/Students$12.00
Friday November 9 2018 at 7:00pm
Saturday November 10 2018 at 7:00pm
Sunday November 11 2018 at 2:30pm
Laguna Beach High School is located at 625 Park Avenue in Laguna Beach.