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Theatre Young Harris to Present “Shakespeare’s R & J”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Theatre Young Harris will present Joe Calarco’s “Shakespeare’s R & J” Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 26-27, at 7 p.m. in Dobbs Theatre located in the Goolsby Center on the Young Harris College campus. This play is free and open to the public.

When four young prep school students begin taking turns reading William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” aloud, the story itself becomes more and more thrilling. The rigidity of their own lives begins to parallel the lives of the characters in the play. This show is recommended for mature audiences due to strong languages and adult themes

This production is directed by senior theatre major Andrew Andersen, of Atlanta, Ga., and features senior theatre major Nick Oberheu, of Loganville, Ga., senior music major Sarah Stogsdill, of Shalimar, Fla., and junior English major Alejandro Lemus-Gomez, of Young Harris, Ga.

“I’m excited to see how people take the twist on this classic show,” said Andersen. “It has been a ride putting this show together and I’m hoping everyone who sees the show walks out with a new perspective on it.”

“Shakespeare’s R & J” is part of Theatre Young Harris’ Studio Series which features productions showcasing student direction and provides an invaluable educational experience that focuses on the fundamentals of the production process.

Theatre Young Harris is a performing arts organization of the College. Each season, the theatre company presents a full lineup of notable productions, including full-length musicals, innovative dramas, classic plays, children’s shows and more. Auditions are open to YHC students, faculty and staff as well as the community.

For more information, contact YHC’s Division of Fine Arts at (706) 379-5182.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2017-2018 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit