Romeo & Juliet -- A Columbia Children's Theatre's Altered Vision Production

Columbia Children's Theatre's
Altered Visions Production of

Romeo & Juliet

What happens when your star-crossed lovers carry cell phones, use iPads and sing 1960’s love songs? 

That’s right!  It’s Columbia Children’s Theatre’s Altered Visions Tour production of Romeo and Juliet.  This truly innovative 60-minute version of Shakespeare’s classic will be held for one night only, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium.

USC professor and former Globe Theatre intern Cathy Brookshire has helmed this updated, contemporarily-conceived production since October when CCT received the South Carolina Art Commission’s Arts Education Projects Grant.  The production uses 6 professional actors taking on all the roles with a modern twist. 
Arguably Shakespeare’s most famous play, Brookshire’s Romeo and Juliet is designed to fit into a typical high school “block” period and is “conceived” in a modern, accessible fashion to help high school students more easily grasp the language.  “It’s what happens,” says Brookshire, “when we boil Shakespeare's most iconic plays down to their bare essentials: 6 actors in 35 roles!”  The two casts include: George Dinsmore, Harrison Ayer, Kate Chalfant, Gerogie Harrington, Mary Miles, Cole McFaden, Taylor Diveley, Frances Farrar, Evelyn Clary, Marques Moore and Andy Nyland.  The show also features an original sound-scape by Toni Moore.

This production is produced by the Columbia Children's Theatre.

Columbia Children’s Theatre is a professional resident not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing quality live theatre experiences for families and young audiences, and is supported in part by the City of Forest Acres, and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • $10.00 - General Admission


November 16, 2017


  • 7:00 p.m.


Wood Auditorium