Acting Company/Guthrie Theater tour Romeo and Juliet at the Quick Center for the Arts February 18


 

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The Guthrie Theater joins The Acting Company's 38th national tour with a co-production of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." This classic will play Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts on Friday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. The company will also perform for an ArtsBound schoolday audience (grades 4-8) on Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Quick Center for the Arts. Tickets for the evening performance are $40, $35, $30. Tickets for the ArtsBound series are $7. The ArtsBound series is co-sponsored by the Herman Goldman Foundation and Fairfield County Community Foundation. "Romeo and Juliet" is an Arts & Minds presentation.

"Romeo and Juliet" is Shakespeare's iconic romantic tragedy of innocent young lovers falling victim to family hatred and cruel destiny. Swords clash, everlasting love is promised and a treacherous sleeping potion is swallowed in the greatest love story of all time. Young love has never been so delightful or as dangerous as in this stirring new production directed by Penny Metropulos.

 Evoking the lyricism of Shakespeare's sonnets, "Romeo and Juliet" exquisitely embodies the brief joy of youthful passion and ecstasy. Timeless and deeply moving, they love each other passionately as only teenagers can while their families' mutual disdain and prejudice lead to revenge and an irreversible fate.

Since its founding in 1972 by the legendary John Houseman and Margot Harley, The Acting Company has performed 135 productions touring to 48 states and ten foreign countries. The Acting Company is one of the most respected and praised touring repertory theaters in America.

The Guthrie Theater, founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963, is one of America's leading regional theaters and is widely recognized as an American center for theater performance, production and professional training. In addition to plays presented on the Guthrie's mainstage, the theater provides an additional season of new works by contemporary playwrights such as Arthur Miller, Edward Albee and Warren Leight at the Guthrie Lab. In 1982, the Guthrie received a Tony® Award acknowledging its outstanding contribution to the American Theater.

Tickets are available at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's e-mail list. Join, by contacting boxoffice@quickcenter.com. Become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook and keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts. Find the Quick Center at www.facebook.com/FairfieldQuickCenter.

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Directions: Fairfield University is located off I-95, exit 22 at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Access to the Quick Center for the Arts is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Special note: From Oct. 4, 2010 through June 30, 2012, the southern end of North Benson Road (Rt. 135) will be closed to traffic on nights and weekends. Round Hill Road intersects with Barlow and provides access to the Quick Center for the Arts.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on February 3, 2011

Vol. 43, No. 186