Friends, Wisconsinites, Countrymen... I’m a bit odd when it comes to Shakespeare. I was raised on copies of BBC productions filmed directly from PBS (complete with telethon breaks), and taken to every live performance in the area. Shakespeare was a major part of my formative years. But, even though my childhood experience with the Bard was unusually immersive and I’ve been an avid fan for years, I still find the language challenging and complex when I first dig in. It’s then that I remind myself that Shakespeare’s plays were meant to be seen and heard, not read! With that in mind, here are five tips to help you enjoy our production of ROMEO & JULIET, whether it will be your first or fiftieth Shakespeare play:
Whether you’re a Shakespeare aficionado or this will be your first encounter with the Bard, we hope you'll come give our production a try!
Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET runs March 17-19 and 23-25 at the Oshkosh Grand Opera House. Tickets available now!
Amanda Petersen Fails
Amanda is a founding member and resident actor with Hysterical Productions. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from UW-Stevens Point in 2008. Recent HP credits include THE SPITFIRE GRILL (Effy), INTO THE WOODS (The Baker's Wife), GODSPELL (By My Side soloist), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Gwendolyn Fairfax), THE CRUCIBLE (Ann Putnam), and LES MISERABLES (Mme. Thenardier). Past directorial endeavors with HP include THE SPITFIRE GRILL and GODSPELL.