Youth invited to bring twist on Bard classic to life in Nelson

Local youth performers who want to act in the park this summer should be in Nelson Youth Theatre’s two exciting new Shakespeare plays

Local youth performers who want to act in the park this summer should be in Nelson Youth Theatre’s two exciting new Shakespeare plays, Romeo and Juliet @ Verona High! and Juliet & Romeo: the Alternate Ending!

As Act two and three of the “Fourth Annual Bard in the Bush Shakespeare Festival”, Nelson Youth Theatre’s plays about those famous star-crossed lovers will rehearse August weekdays in lower Gyro Park’s Ye Olde Stone Quarry. Beginners are welcome in both casts!

Romeo and Juliet @ Verona High! (mornings) is ideal for actors aged 7 to 12. This funny student adaptation pits Romeo the football captain versus Juliet the chess champion in an epic battle of elementary words. Everyone wins in this family show for all ages.

Juliet & Romeo: the Alternate Ending (afternoons) is best suited to actors aged 12 to 17. This is the classic full version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with a dramatically modern twist. What will it be?

Nelson Youth Theatre’s 12 hit shows include: The Nuppet Show, The Princess Bride, Monster Mash, The Tempest, The Portal: Beyond the Wall, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Nelson Youth Theatre director Jeff Forst has helmed several dozen plays, along with being a producer, writer, and actor. He has a degree in English Literature from UVic, with professional acting training from Gastown Actors Studio. Local credits include Nelson Opera’s Into the Woods, The Melville Boys, and Shake-speare Shorts one to six!

Please contact about being in these plays, and for more information about Nelson Youth Theatre and the “Fouth Annual Bard in the Bush Shakespeare Festival”.

Nelson Youth Theatre is an actor-driven vehicle dedicated to the group fun of putting on a play, because “the play is the thing!”


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