Playhouse youth workshop to present two versions of 'Romeo and Juliet' Saturday night

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
For the Putnam County Playhouse Youth Theater Workshop's high school version of "Romeo and Juliet," the tale takes place aboard the doomed ocean liner Titanic. Craig Robinson and Haley Wilson play the star-crossed teens in "Romeo and Juliet: The Fateful Voyage" to be staged Saturday night. Banner Graphic/ERIC BERNSEE

The annual Putnam County Playhouse Youth Theater Workshop will stage its workshop-concluding presentation on Saturday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre off Round Barn Road on Greencastle's East Side.

This year, two productions of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" are on the bill.

Tickets are available only at the door. Admission is $3 for everyone over the age of 12.

The middle school group is up first with a short traditional version of The Bard's famous story. It is being directed by Eleanor Howard with assistance from Bethany Bax.

Featured in this portion are Isabella Brown and Leo Brown as the title pair.

Other featured roles are taken by Grace Long, Aleyce Green, Marie Malinoski, Rose Malinoski, Henry Cox, Bella Green, Alice Howard, Kyle Brentlinger, Paxton O'Brien, Evie Green and Evan Lazar.

Narrators for the production are Evangeline Brown and Samantha Funk. Others onstage include Rebecca Hebb, Mya Weddle, Chloe Gardner, Logan Warren, Jocelyn Gardner and Aiden Spradlin.

For the Putnam County Playhouse Youth Theater Workshop's middle school version of "Romeo and Juliet," Leo Brown and Isabella Brown portray the title pair in the short adaptation scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre on Greencastle's East Side. Banner Graphic/ERIC BERNSEE

Meanwhile, the high school group will present "Romeo and Juliet: The Fateful Voyage," a version of the tale that takes place on the liner Titanic. Playing the star-crossed teens are Craig Robinson and Haley Wilson.

It is being directed by Caroline Good and Hannah Gellman.

Among those in supporting roles are Susanna Howard, Devin Huff, Ava Maginity, Isabelle Cafoouras, Michael Thede, Ellie Henry, Ruthie Mann, Grant Pettit and Samuel Gray.

Others in the older cast include Anna Norris, Noah D. Pettit (who is also the assistant director), Katie Newton, Fiona Good, Dale Dye Thomas, Ella Dye Thomas, Courtney Huff, Victoria Huff and Hope Roberts.

Youth Theater Workshop director Caroline Good adapted both productions for the Playhouse stage.

Working on the technical side of the one-night-only production are Alexander Gandy, Dustin Bond and Tim Good.

The production is being sponsored by Shuee's.

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