The Paw Print
Last week, Romeo and Juliet, one of the most famous plays written by William Shakespeare came to Adams State College’s Main Stage. The dates of the play are April 29 and 30, May 5, 6, and 7 at 8 p.m. and May 8 at 2 p.m. The music score will be provided by Paul Kobe who has a performance area built into the set of the play. The main actors are Jacob Sorling, John Hauser, Eleanor Smith, Jason Wells, Katie Fuleki, Mark Jones, Kaitlyn Perham, Derek Chacon, Darran Garcia, Brad Greening, Brittney Chowning, Mason Miller, Nick Corsentino, and Ashly Valdez.
“I think this play is unique to our stage, as it is contemporary in production, and has an industrial style. There will be a stomp style of entertainment by Mountain Valley Dance halfway through Act I directed by Aubrey Lucero,” said Dr. John H. Taylor, the director of the play.
Furthermore, Taylor mentioned, “It has been eleven years since Adams State College has done a play written by Shakespeare, and it is the final event of the R&J Project.”
The theme of the R&J Project is seeking common ground, dealing with conflict, and celebrating differences.
The previous R&J events were an after-school program which focused on creative solutions to conflict resolution, a one-night only performance of The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, religious services at places of worship focusing on conflict, forgiveness, and reconciliation during the weekend of March 27, an interfaith forum in which religious leaders and community members explored what faith teaches us regarding conflict, matinee performances of Romeo and Juliet for SLV high schools, and an opening night benefit performance for the Center for Restorative Programs.