Fairfield University Guest Artists Barbra Berlovitz and Sonya Berlovitz Present an Edgy Version of “Romeo and Juliet”Submitted by Joan Grant on March 26, 2010
Fairfield University presents the climactic R&J Project event: guest artists director Barbra Berlovitz and costume designer Sonya Berlovitz have created a contemporary, edgy and revolutionary production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” The play will enjoy an unusual extended Theatre Fairfield run that coincides with the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth on April 23rd. It opens at the Wien Experimental Theatre in the Quick Center for the Arts on Tuesday, April 20, and plays through Saturday, April 24, at 8:00 p.m. with a 2:00 p.m. Saturday matinee; the run continues on Monday, April 26, and runs through Wednesday, April 28, at 8:00 p.m. This nine-performance presentation is part of the Arts & Minds season.
Director Berlovitz, a co-founder of the Tony Award®-winning theater company, Theatre de la Jeune Lune and costume designer Sonya Berlovitz – who happens to be the director’s sister as well as costume designer for most of the Jeune Lune shows throughout its existence – have spent the spring semester on the Fairfield University campus creating a dynamic ensemble in the style of the 30-year-old internationally acclaimed Theatre de la Jeune Lune. Closed in June of 2008, Theatre de la Jeune Lune was known for its innovative renditions of classic plays and original works.
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