Playhouse Brings Shakespeare to Weakley
BY KAREN CAMPBELL
Weakley County Schools Communications Director
WEAKLEY COUNTY (May 2) – Weakley Playhouse is taking on big subjects – young love, tragedy, and families in crisis – as they bring one of William Shakespeare’s big works to Weakley County audiences. Starting Friday, May 6 and continuing the 7, 12, 13 and 14, family, friends, and patrons of the arts will have the opportunity to see one of the great playwright’s most popular plays on the biggest set the countywide theater group has required to date.
More than 30 cast and crew members have invested countless hours into the production which previewed a scene at Saturday’s Weakley County Schools Arts Festival.
“Putting on Romeo and Juliet presents a number of challenges, especially the complexity of the language,” explained Playhouse director and Westview teacher Martin Kane. “The actors need to ensure they understand their lines, and we all need to do what we can to make the meaning clear to the audience.”
Tickets are $5 and are available online (https://weakleyplays.ludus.com/index.php) or at the door. Performance dates are May 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m. with a special performance for area freshmen on May 10.