December 4, 2013

Romeo and Juliet

Friday, Dec. 6–Sunday, Dec. 8 & Thursday, Dec. 12–Saturday, Dec. 15 @ Athens Community Theater

Jase Wingate and Caroline Bradley Davis star in this production of Romeo and Juliet.

Everyone is familiar with Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, likely due to the numerous retellings and adaptations like Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, Arthur Laurents' West Side Story, Cold War parody Romanoff and Juliet, computer-animated Gnomeo and Juliet and High School Musical. But you've never seen a Romeo and Juliet quite like the one Town & Gown Players are bringing you. This Romeo and Juliet is a mix between Shakespeare's Elizabethan classic, the documentary Paris is Burning and "RuPaul's Drag Race." Set in the '90s, the Montagues and Capulets aren't dueling family houses; they're dueling drag houses. UGA theatre major Jase Wingate plays Romeo, and Caroline Bradley Davis, a new Athens resident, plays Juliet. The Town & Gown Players promise to give audiences a fierce and fabulous tragedy. Weekday and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m. while Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are between $8 and $15.