Theatre presents a contemporary version of William Shakespeare’s
Romeo and Juliet. Adapted and directed by Paul Gélineau, the
production runs March 5 – 23 at UFV’s Performance Theatre at 45635 Yale
Road (at Airport Road) in Chilliwack.
Preview performances are on March 5 and 6.
opening night performance and reception is on March 7 and 7:30 pm
performances continue on March 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22. The two Sunday
matinees at 2 pm are on March 16 and 23. Student matinees at 12 pm are
on March 12 and 13. Ticket prices range from $11 to $23 (plus service
fees) and are available for purchase by phone at 604-795-2814 and online
Theatre continues its tradition of educating students and entertaining
Fraser Valley audiences with a spring Shakespeare production. Featuring
seductive love poetry and thrilling stage combat, this version of Romeo
and Juliet is set in a post-apocalyptic Verona. Surrounded by violence
and chaos, a pair of star-cross'd lovers from feuding families take
“Everybody understands how much it means to love and how much it can
hurt to love and everybody understands feuding,” said Paul Gélineau,
While the original play was first written by Shakespeare around 1595,
UFV Theatre’s production has been adapted for a contemporary audience by
UFV Sessional Instructor and renowned Fight Director, Paul Gélineau.
Gélineau has received local, national, and international recognition for
his fight direction. UFV Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet will
feature 24 student actors, 21 students and alumni working as designers
and production crew members, and Chilliwack School of the Performing
Arts student Bethany Meyers in the role of Queen Mab.
UFV Theatre offers a season of three main stage productions, the
Directors’ Theatre Festival, and a variety of special presentations such
as staged play readings, workshops, and more. All UFV Theatre
productions cultivate professional standards of practice and
performance, and offer a variety of opportunities for students to
develop industry skills both onstage and behind the scenes.
Romeo and Juliet March 5-23 | 19th Annual Directors’ Festival April
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