Albright College will be showing four, free, 30 minute virtual episodes of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” April 15-18, via Zoom. The production features Albright College actors and illustrators from around the world who answered the call to showcase their own interpretations of the play.
“Our adaptation is the story of Romeo and Juliet as seen through the diverse perspectives of our greater community, with audio performances by our Albright student actors,” said Dahlia Al-Habieli, M.F.A., assistant professor of theatre, who directed the production. “We also had a team of students and professionals working to not only coordinate this almost 70-person team, but to create original music, combine and edit hundreds of actor recordings, edit video, run social media, and engineer impossibly complicated rehearsal schedules. [It] is not quite theatre. It is not quite animation. It has been a labor of both love and discovery.”
Pre-register here to view Romeo and Juliet:
April 15, 8-9:15 p.m. (episode 1)
April 16, 8-9:15 p.m. (episode 2)
April 17, 8-9:15 p.m. (episode 3)
April 18, 2 p.m. (episode 4)
Nationally recognized for performances that span a range of classics and lesser-known works, Albright College’s near century-old theatre group was named the winner of eight national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival awards for its celebrated production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,” last year.