Romeo and Juliet at Lake Wissota State Park July 13

Kensie Kiesow

Summit Players Theatre will return for a fifth season of sharing Shakespeare with children and adults alike, but this time, they’re acting out their first tragedy: Romeo and Juliet. Throughout the Summer, Summit Players Theatre will be performing Romeo and Juliet across Wisconsin in various different State Parks as well as providing a 45-minute workshop before the play called “Playing with Shakespeare: Get Outside with Will.” The workshop is intended for children and “fun adults” to help everyone understand Shakespeare’s language and characters, as well as learn a little bit about the man himself.

➜ Coming to the Chippewa Valley on July 13 at Lake Wissota State Park (family campground picnic area) | Workshop 5:30pm | Show 7:00pm 

The play itself will be roughly an hour and a half long, and each performance will be completely free in an effort to fulfill the company’s wish to make access to Shakespeare affordable and understandable. The company founder and Executive Director, Hannah Klapperich-Mueller, assures that “this show may be different from the comedies we’ve performed before, but we’re offering audiences the same Summit Players experience they’ve come to know and love.”

Summit Players Theatre’s 2019 season is supported in part by grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board and Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin. 

You can find them online at summitplayerstheatre.com or on Facebook.

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