Art Scene

Fugard Theatre Studio hosts Shakespeare’s R&J.


  "Returning to Cape Town from a successful run at the National Arts Festival, Joe Calarco’s Shakespeare’s R&J, directed by Fred Abrahamse with costume design by Marcel Meyer, will be on stage at the newly launched 150 seat Fugard Theatre Studio from 25 July to 20 August. Set in an exclusive boarding school, four pupils discover an illicit copy of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and start acting it out. Perceptions and understandings are turned upside down. As the fun of play-acting turns serious and the words and meanings begin to hit home, universal truths emerge. Told entirely through Shakespeare’s language, Shakespeare’s R&J is both the story of Romeo and Juliet and the