Romeo and Juliet may never be the same, thanks to the comedic classical adaptation, Drop Dead, Juliet!, by Allison Williams. Director Catie Reardon and the drama students at Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico channeled their inner-Shakespeare with this one-act comedy. Not simply a spoof of the Shakespearean classic, this modern version takes on a life of its own. Juliet demands a new story – and in Drop Dead, Juliet!, she definitely gets it!
Drop Dead Juliet is almost ready for an audience, and my actors are having so much fun! Love, death, sword fights, what else does a good Shakespeare play need?!
Way to go, Rio Grande High School!
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by Julie Hartley
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