McCain Performance Series: Actors from the London Stage-Romeo and Juliet
1501 Goldstein Circle K-State University
The passion of youthful love is never more vivid than in Romeo and Juliet, arguably Shakespeare’s most beloved and well-known work. Alternating between laugh-out-loud comedy, exuberant romance, and wrenching tragedy, Romeo and Juliet features Shakespeare’s greatest romantic pairing: a starcrossed duo whose passion careens into disaster.Populated with immortal characters, high drama, and Shakespeare’s most famed passages, Romeo and Juliet is as powerful as ever. The feud between two dynastic families is put to the ultimate test when Romeo, of the Montague family, and Juliet, of the Capulets, fall deeply into love. Prevented from marrying by their warring families yet unable to turn away from each other, the lovers embark on a dangerous plan to secretly wed, leading to unexpected yet devastating consequences.
Founded in 1975, Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) is one of the oldest touring Shakespeare theatre companies in the world. Housed and workshopped in the UK and based in the United States at Shakespeare at Notre Dame, this intensive residency program is truly one of a kind. The company presents residencies at approximately 16-18 universities per year. These one-week visits present students and faculty with an opportunity to experience a cross-disciplinary, in-depth, and dynamic set of workshops, further enhanced by performances of one of Shakespeare’s great masterpieces.