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Conceived and directed by Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper
Featuring Anne Gridley ’02 and Robert M. Johanson with Elisabeth Conner
“A hilariously deconstructed take on the enduring classic.”—Time Out New York
“Tell us the plot of Romeo and Juliet.” Thus began a series of phone calls to friends, the exact transcripts of which are performed with vigor and charm by Nature Theater of Oklahoma. As one by one the respondents fumble through the characters and plot points, we realize that when memory lets us down, a necessary creativity takes over. The result is an irreverent and daring romp through Shakespeare’s best-loved play, where our fallible recollections take center stage.
This young American avant-garde theater troupe has received accolades all over the world for their quest to reclaim and reimagine the oral traditions of theater. At times hilarious, at times bizarre, and always disarmingly sincere, Nature Theater of Oklahoma is one of the most important ensembles working in the theater today.
Running time for this performance is approximately 90 minutes without intermission.
Location: Fisher Center, Theater Two