New Rep Theatre Brings Romeo & Juliet to the Montrose Stage March 8th


Olivia Hastie '18, Arts & Entertainment Editor

“Oh Romeo! Oh Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?” Okay, you all can stop looking, because your favorite tragic characters, Romeo and Juliet are coming to Montrose this Wednesday, March 8th. Each year, Montrose excitedly awaits the New Repertory Theatre’s production of a classic Shakespeare play, whether tragedy or comedy.

English Department Coordinator Mrs. Whitlock said, “William Shakespeare is the master of language, and our goal is to have students LOVE Shakespeare! Seeing the interpretive artistry of this professional theatre troupe also reveals that encounters with Shakespeare give us great license to use our creative imaginations.” Mrs. Whitlock added: “This event is also a foreshadowing of the Merrie Month of May when students will take the stage and perform Shakespeare.”

The Classic Repertory Company’s mission statement reads: “We seek not only to entertain, but to create a space for critical thinking, risk-taking, conversation, and shared experience. Every performance is accompanied by comprehensive study guides, a pre-show introduction, and a post-show discussion with the actors.” Last year, New Repertory’s Classic Repertory company brought  Julius Caesar to life on the Montrose stage. The Classic Repertory Company travels around to schools, universities, summer camps, and organizations all over New England to perform either a Shakespeare play or another classic American play. This year’s cast performs both Romeo and Juliet and The Scarlet Letter.

Montrosians can look forward to an enriching and thought-provoking experience through the performance of Romeo and Juliet. Students can also look forward to the chance to ask their questions pertaining to the performance, Shakespeare’s other works, and other classical theatre topics.

If you want to learn more about New Repertory’s production of the amazing Romeo and Juliet, check out this video where some of the actors introduce their show.