Magik Theatre Takes New Modern Twist to Shakespeare Tragedy
Antonio, TX—Everyone has heard of Romeo
and Juliet: the “star-crossed lovers”
in the midst of feuding families, their forbidden love, and their fateful ending
engulfed in love, despair, and desire. Under
the direction of Tony Ciaravino, the Magik Theatre is reviving this Shakespeare
classic and shaking it up with a new modern look and sound.
Infused with rock-and-roll music, colorful costumes, and a storyline that
speaks to young people today, this play is anything but ordinary.
It deftly weaves the past with the present
with 16-year old NESA students, Michael Phillips and Carenn Jackson,
starring in the lead roles as Romeo and Juliet.
having young people play the parts of Romeo and Juliet, characters predominately
portrayed by older actors/actresses in the past, it creates a cross-generational
learning experience “ said Tony Ciaravino, the director of Romeo
and Juliet who also plays Mercutio in the production.
“The audience can experience this play through the eyes of 16-year olds
falling in love for the first time and dealing with all of the emotions
surrounding it. Teenagers can
identify with these emotions and therefore better understand the characters and
the context of the play.”
Magik Theatre invites you to come and experience Romeo and Juliet in a whole new light. Let your hearts soar as Romeo (Michael Phillips) and Juliet (Carenn
Jackson) fall in love. Wait with
bated breath as Paris (John Chuevront) tries
to win Juliet’s love and hand in marriage and the feud between the Capulets
and Montagues ensues to its tragic end.
Romeo and Juliet
7:30 pm and Sundays 2:00 pm
Manager- Shelley Laabs
Capulet- Brian Cobb
Capulet- Asia Ciaravino
Paris- John Chuevront
Lord Montague/Apothecary- Richard
Rosen Sampson/Peter- Gabe Rosen
Montegue- Mindy Feedham
Gregory- Diego Flores
Prince- Dylan Collins
Contemporary Theatre Arts
Tickets are $15 adults, $14 seniors/military, $9 for young
adults under 18.
College student discount
ticket for $9 with valid full-time student ID.
Series Annual Passes are available for $40 each.
Group rates apply for 11 or
Magik Theatre is located at 420 South Alamo in downtown San Antonio.
Free parking is available: please call for directions. Tickets and
reservations can be obtained by calling (210) 227-2751. For more
information, visit our website at www.magiktheatre.org.