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Fresh-Air Shake-speare: Two ‘Nelson Youth Theatre’ Plays in the Park

By Contributor
May 4th, 2012

Local youth performers who want to act in the park this summer should be in Nelson Youth Theatre’s two exciting new Shake-speare plays,“Romeo and Juliet @ Verona High!” and “Juliet & Romeo: the Alternate Ending!”

As Act II & III of the “IVth Annual Bard in the Bush Shake-speare Festival”, Nelson Youth Theatre’s plays about those famous star-crossed lovers will rehearse August weekdays in lower Gyro Park’s “Ye Olde Stone Quarry”. Beginners are welcome in both casts!

“Romeo and Juliet @ Verona High!” (mornings) is ideal for actors approx. age 7-12. This funny student adaptation pits Romeo the football captain versus Juliet the chess champion in an epic battle of elementary words. Everyone wins in this family show for all ages! 

Juliet & Romeo: the Alternate Ending” (afternoons) is best suited to actors approx. age 12-17. This is the classic full version of Shake-speare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, with a dramatically modern twist. What will it be?!

Nelson Youth Theatre’s twelve hit shows include: “The Nuppet Show”, “The Princess Bride”, “Monster Mash”, “The Tempest”, “The Portal: Beyond the Wall”, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!” & “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”…

NYT director Jeff Forst has helmed several dozen plays, along with being a producer, writer, and actor. He has a degree in English Literature from UVic, with professional acting training from Gastown Actors Studio. Local credits include Nelson Opera’s “Into the Woods”, “The Melville Boys”, and “Shake-speare Shorts I-VII”!
 Please contact about being in these plays, and for more information about Nelson Youth Theatre and the “IVth Annual Bard in the Bush Shake-speare Festival”.

Nelson Youth Theatre is an actor-driven vehicle dedicated to the group fun of putting on a play, because “the play is the thing!”

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