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Shakespeare Goes Viral

New take on 'Romeo and Juliet'

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Virus Theater brings its highly physical and emotive theatrical style to William Shakespeare's classic tragedy. Virus Theater focuses on creating theater that is relevant and interesting to its audiences by developing original, devised theater pieces and, as in this case, bringing classical works to life in ways that are incredibly fun, purposefully accessible, and deeply meaningful. Virus Theater's Romeo and Juliet will be a design mash-up of Renaissance meets the 80s. The majority of the cast is teenagers, as is fitting for this story of two deeply feeling young lovers navigating the divide between their families.

The details:

Performance dates: Jan. 27, 28, and 29, and Feb. 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances at 7 p.m., and Sunday performances at 2 p.m.

All performances will be at El Sol Theater at 406 N. Bullard St. in historic downtown Silver City.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Advance tickets can be purchased starting in mid-January at the Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, 200 N. Bullard St., Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

For more information, email virustheater@gmail.com and follow Virus Theater on Facebook and Instagram.

This program is supported by a generous grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council and generous funding from the Town of Silver City.