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Classic love rekindled in Lindsay’s outdoor venue

Classic love rekindled in Lindsay’s outdoor venue

Lindsay Community Theater presents Romeo and Juliet for 13th annual Shakespeare in the Plaza

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lindsay – The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet graces the Sweet Brier Plaza stage as the Lindsay Community Theater presents the thirteenth annual Shakespeare in the Plaza. Show dates are Aug. 22, 24, 29, and 31 at 8 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are gladly accepted. The Sweet Brier Plaza stage is located where Samoa Street intersects Sweetbriar Avenue in Downtown Lindsay.

In Shakespeare’s days, all the characters were played by males, even the female parts. This is not true of the Lindsay production. As a matter of fact, many of the male characters are being played by females. Our cast is eager to enact this wonderful story for you. 

Romeo and Juliet is a tale of love between a boy from the Montague family and a girl from the family of their bitter enemies, the Capulets. This family feud has been going on for many years, and occasionally breaks out in a general brawl that disturbs the streets of Verona. 

When Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love, they embark upon a secret and dangerous marriage. Their love is stronger than the hate of their families, but fate steps in and puts out their “brief candles.” With the loss of their children, the parents agree to end the feud and erect statues of the two lovers.

In the end the Prince remarks, “A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head. Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things. Some shall be pardoned, and some punished. For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

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