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July 24, 2007 > Shakespeare in the park

Shakespeare in the park

Woman's Will, the Bay Area's all-female Shakespeare Company, places its unique mark on Shakespeare's timeless tale "Romeo and Juliet." This free outdoor performance will be presented in Fremont's Central Park on Sunday, July 29 at 1 p.m.

There is something about "Romeo and Juliet" that is so obviously timeless and relevant that one has just to get out of the way and let it speak for itself. The townspeople of Verona could be the residents of any town or region in any time in human history. They could be us, and this familiarity makes us care what happens to them. In this production it is that timelessness (or rather, the fact that the issues of the play pop up in the real world generation after generation) that is most interesting.

There are many ways this story could have gone right-this is a story that could have and should have ended happily, indeed that had the opportunity to transform this fictional Verona to a place where great things could happen.

After generations of hatred breeding still more hate, an improbable, fragile, but true love springs forth. Can a society learn from its losses and emerge a better place? Here is your opportunity to find out. As with all their shows, this one is family friendly, so bring along the whole family, a blanket and a picnic lunch and enjoy free Shakespeare in the park.

Shakespeare in the Park
Sunday, July 29 1 p.m.
Central Park
1100 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 420-0813
www.womenswill.org

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