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Classic tragedy hits stage in Appomattox

"Romeo and Juliet" with a Civil War twist presented

APPOMATTOX – Star-crossed lovers will take to the stage in a Civil War twist on a Shakespeare tragedy. 

Featuring an ensemble of both local and New York-based performers, Wolfbane's "Romeo and Juliet " tells the story of the ill-fated lovers set during a time when the nation was working to heal its own wounds. 

The show will be presented in front of the Historic Appomattox Court House. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. through July 1. 

Tickets are available at the Wolfbane box office at 434-579-3542 or via email at boxoffice@wolfbane.com. General admission tickets are $20. Students and senior tickets are $15. 

No outside food or drink, no pets, and no open toed shoes. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chair.s 

A preshow dinner special is available each night through Wolfbane's partnership with the Babcock House. Uprooted, a local food truck, will also be on site every Friday. 

Jack Fellows (Romeo) and Simone Elizabeth Bart (Juliet) will make their Wolfbane debuts. They are joined by  Patrick Michael Joyce of Broadway's "Rock of Ages", Marshall Taylor Thurman, Christopher Trindade, and,  Beverly Owens. Rounding out the cast are Luke Milhoan, Ellee Evans, Kelly Malone Dudley, Joshua Boyce, Timothy Read, Colin Coviello, Krishon Preston, Mayalin Quinones, and Jumpin’ Jim Robertson. 

Wolfbane’s "Romeo and Juliet" will be led by production stage manager, Christine Yepsen, with script and stage direction from Wolfbane’s founding artistic director, Dustin Williams. 

This show is presented by Wolfbane Productions in association with Jamerson Building Supply, Williams Collision Center, and the Appomattox 1865 Foundation.

Further information is available at www.wolfbane.org