Roosevelt ‘Seussifies’ Shakespeare’s classics

Come and see a new take on classic literature when Roosevelt Middle School presents its first fall show, “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” and “The Seussification of a Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The “Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” features Chris Chandler as Romeo and LeeAnn Herr as Juliet.

The “Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” features Chris Chandler as Romeo and LeeAnn Herr as Juliet.Photo submitted

“I promise that this will be a very different and very fun spin on two stories you know well,” said Shanan Edelheit, director of “Seussifications” at Roosevelt.

Edelheit said both shows retain a majority of the plot and characters and themes of Shakespeare’s classics.

“However, both take a more light-hearted path to reach the shows’ conclusions that the originals did,” he said. “Come to the theater prepared to laugh very hard and to see a new interpretation of something you know.”

The show takes classic literature – often difficult to understand and engage by a modern audience – and puts it into a far more understandable place, Edelheit said.

“My hope is that (this show) will expose a younger generation to the plethora of classic literary options available to them,” he said.

“Seussifications” take the stage at 7 p.m. Nov. 14, 15, and 16.

Tickets ($5, adults; $3 students and seniors; free for children under age three) are available at the door.

For more information call 763-506-5800.

Sue Austreng is at
sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

 
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