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FMU Theatre to present "Romeo and Juliet," Oct. 27-29

            FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet," Oct. 27-29.

            Performances begin at 8 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s theatre. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. Call the box office at 843-661-1365, Monday through Friday, between 1 and 5 p.m., for seating availability.

            "Romeo and Juliet" is Shakespeare’s classic tragedy and love story. Two young people from long-feuding families meet by chance and fall in love. Unbeknownst to their families, they secretly marry. Because of street brawling, Romeo is banished from the kingdom. The lovers end up taking their lives rather than living without each other.

            The cast of the play, by hometown, is:

Columbia: Jason Abernathy (Romeo); Jon Jones (Balthasar)

Darlington: Kendall Kiker (Capulet), Erin Lamz (Venetian), Nicole Pompey (Nurse)

Dillon: Blake Gardner (Servant), Matthew Smith (Friar John)

Effingham: Lisa Knotts (Venetian)

Florence: Vetta Brunson (Apothecary), Jennifer Cutter (Venetian), Barika O. McCall (Benvolio), Kristin Shorter (Juliet), Travis Snowden (Venetian), Colleen Thorndike (Venetian), Paullette Weaver (Venetian)

Georgetown: Chelsea Brown (Venetian)

Hartsville: Melissa Bjorgen (Lady Capulet)

Holly Hill: Kelly Williams (Venetian)
Inman: David Sistare (Tybalt)
Lexington: Jesse M. Ray (Prince Escalus)
Marion: DeJuan Conner (Sampson)

Mount Pleasant: Merit Sander (Lady Montague)

Myrtle Beach: Nick Sharrett (Montague)

Pawleys Island: Vincent Triana (Friar Lawrence)
Quinby: Jessica Seaman (Abraham)
Walterboro: Andrew Cogswell (Mercutio)
West Columbia: Brian Mitchell (Peter)
Mitchellville, Md.: Damien Ruffner (Gregory)

Bratislava, Slovakia: Igor Prielozny (Paris)

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Last Published: February 22, 2007 9:35 AM
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