Theater/Dance/Performance Art

Romeo.Juliet

When: Fri., April 12, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 13, 7:30 p.m., Sun., April 14, 2 p.m., Thu., April 18, 7:30 p.m., Fri., April 19, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 20, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., April 21, 2 p.m. 2013

Just imagine if Shakespeare's Juliet had a cell phone. She could have just texted Romeo a message like, "Not dead, just pulling a sleeping stunt in the crypt. LOL!" But nooooo — in the age of no technology, all she had was a bad messenger boy and miscommunication. Have you ever stopped to wonder how the story might have played out had technology been at their fingertips? The folks over at UNC Charlotte's Department of Theatre have. Hence, a tech-savvy spin on Romeo and Juliet, reworked as Romeo.Juliet (emphasis on the dot). The play questions, "What does 'falling in love' mean to a generation reared in the age of electronic communication?" The deconstruction of Elizabethan verse clashes with the world of texts, tweets, and tumblr, as part of the Ulysses Spring Festival's "Brave New Worlds: Technology and the Arts" series. Held in Robinson Hall.

Anita Overcash

Price: $6-$14

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