Play to teach about suicide
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Scenes from “Romeo and Juliet”
Scenes from “Romeo and Juliet”
BRATTLEBORO- New England Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare’s most enduring love tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by Peter Gould, on through October 21.

This production will be powerful, emotional, physical, and faithful to the text, as the actors and audience grapple with issues that still tear at our hearts: youthful love and passion, communication between teens and parents, violence, revenge, and suicide; and how suddenly, brutally, fate can barge in and ruin all our best-laid plans.

On Friday, October 19, after the performance, students will lead a talk-back with the audience about the play, youth suicide, and conflict transformation. In playing a time-honored story where two young, star-crossed lovers take their lives, the actors are digging deep to understand suicide. The cast will be joined by director Gould and Ron Boslun, the suicide prevention representative from the Compass School.

“Romeo and Juliet” will be performed at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 2 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets for these performances are $9 for students, $11 for seniors, and $13 for adults. Tickets may be purchased in advance at, or at the NEYT Box Office in person, or by phone (802) 246-6398, from 12 to 5 pm on Wednesdays. The show plays at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat Street.

New England Youth Theatre is an accessible theater with accommodations for wheelchairs, and assistive listening devices.

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