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Coming Soon: Romeo & Juliet

April 7, 2012

Event: “Romeo & Juliet” by W!ld Rice
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre
Run: 12th – 28th Apr 2012

There are many reasons to look forward to catching W!ld Rice’s bold new production of “Romeo & Juliet”, which opens next Thursday at the Drama Centre Theatre.

Let us count the ways.

One, “Romeo & Juliet” remains the greatest love story ever told, and the fact that it has endured for more than four centuries, coupled with the fact that it remains one of Shakespeare’s most beloved works, is a testament to the immense power of the play.

Two, it stars Hansel Tan and Julie Wee as the two young leads. I’ve never had the opportunity of seeing these two actors perform on stage before, so I’m definitely looking forward to it. Hansel Tan is a professional actor currently based in New York, while Julie Wee is a graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts.

Three, this is the first time director Ivan Heng is doing a Shakespeare production, so it would be very interesting to see what he and the W!ld Rice team come up with.

Four, the cast list reads like a who’s who of local theatre – Lim Kay Siu, Neo Swee Lin, Wendy Kweh, Lim Yu-Beng, Nora Samosir, Erwin Shah Ismail, Dwayne Tan, Gerald Chew, and Brendon Frenandez.

And five…hey, it’s good ol’ Shakespeare after all. Not done in the park (for those who don’t quite like that sort of thing), and not with triple-digit ticket price tags (if you know what I mean).

Does one need any more reasons?

Go get your tickets before they run out!

Remember, “Romeo & Juliet” opens next Thursday at the Drama Centre Theatre.

Tickets can be purchased from SISTIC (here).

W!ld Rice’s Facebook page (here).

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