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Thursday, April 21, 2016

On Stage This Weekend: "Romeo & Juliet" and "Shrek"

   You have two great shows to choose from this weekend, including one of the most famous plays of all time, and a recent take on fairy tales!

   The classic is courtesy of Marshall University's Department of Theatre, as it presents Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center in Huntington. 

   Director Jack Cirillo called it a rite of passage for college performers and production staff. "It's a love story and a tragedy, and it has a certain timeless quality to it," Cirillo said. "It's made up of mostly teenagers, and they act like teenagers even in the 16th century."

   Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and faculty, $7 for children ages 5-12, and free to full-time Marshall students.

   The other show is Shrek the Musical, which is based on the beloved animated film about an ogre who sets out to save his forest from a wicked King - and ends up teaming up with a talking donkey and saving a princess in the process.

    The show is being presented by Ironton High School at 1701 S. 7th Street on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Reserved tickets are $12.50, adult tickets are $8, student tickets are $5.

   So, two great shows running this weekend only - don't miss out! 

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