November 28, 2007 > 'Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)'
'Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)'
By Mona Shah
American High School Performing Arts proudly presents Ann-Marie MacDonald's "Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)." In this exuberant comedy - an original revision of Shakespeare's Othello and Romeo and Juliet - Constance Ledbelly, a drab and dusty academic, deciphers a cryptic manuscript she believes to be the original source for the tragedies, and is transported into the plays themselves. She visits Juliet and Desdemona, has a hand in saving them from the deaths the Bard had planned for them, and finds out what these women are all about.
In true Shakespearean spirit, Constance plunders the plays and creates something new, all the while engaging in a personal voyage of self-discovery. With an abundance of twists, fights, dances, seductions and wild surprises, the play is an absolute joy of theatricality.
The show is rated PG-13 for adult language and suggestive humor.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at AHS's Theatre 70 (36300 Fremont Blvd, Fremont) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or at the door on show nights (box office opens 45 minutes before show).
Ticket prices: Students - $8 General Admission - $10
For more information, call: Troy River (510) 796-1776 ext 57702
"Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)"
Thursday, Nov. 29
Friday, Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8
American High School Theatre 70
36300 Fremont Blvd., Fremont
(510) 796-1776 ext 57702
General Admission: $10