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Young performers to tackle the Bard's work

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Performers rehearse for TACT's production of 'Romeo and Juliet.' (Source: Mike Thompson) Performers rehearse for TACT's production of 'Romeo and Juliet.' (Source: Mike Thompson)
TACT will tackle a Shakespeare play for the first time. (Source: Mike Thompson) TACT will tackle a Shakespeare play for the first time. (Source: Mike Thompson)
TACT's 'Romeo and Juliet' runs for two weekends at the Community Arts Center. (Source: Mike Thompson) TACT's 'Romeo and Juliet' runs for two weekends at the Community Arts Center. (Source: Mike Thompson)
TACT casts performers ages 7 to high school senior in its productions. (Source: Mike Thompson) TACT casts performers ages 7 to high school senior in its productions. (Source: Mike Thompson)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - For the first time, Thalian Association Children's Theater is tackling a play by William Shakespeare.

For its debut of the bard's work, the group will present Romeo and Juliet.  It's one of the most well-known Shakespeare works about two star-crossed young lovers whose families are rivals. When Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague have a chance meeting, they are put on a path of romance and tragedy.

TACT gives children ages 7 to high school senior a chance to learn every angle of performance art, from on the stage to behind the scenes.

To celebrate the company's birthday, there will be a party after the February 9 performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Community Arts Center.  It is free to everyone who attends the play that night.

Romeo and Juliet

  • Feb. 8-9, 15-16
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Feb. 10, 17
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Community Arts Center

For more information, call (910) 251-1788.

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