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Circle Players will present “Romeo and Juliet,” by William Shakespeare starting April 25th.

One of Shakespeare’s most well-known tragedies, it is the story of two star-crossed lovers whose untimely deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.

This contemporary production places the Bard’s timeless words into a modern setting – a private school. (This is a perfect opportunity to introduce teenagers to the 16th century world of Shakespeare while still making the play relevant to their lives.)

Erik Hall of Piscataway is the director, and Faith Dowgin of Spotswood is the producer.

Appearing onstage are Kristin Bennett, Montville; Debbie Campanali, Towaco; Becca Dagnall, Piscataway; Lewis Decker, Millington; Charles Deitz, Tinton Falls; Chris Debono, Madison; Ed Faver, Roselle; Roberto Forero, Edison; Daniel Hamm, Hazlet; Victor Martinez, South Amboy; Taryn Mateyka, Piscataway; Mary Morlino, Whippany; George Rateau, Metuchen; Billy Rateau, Metuchen; Joshua Rowand, Bridgewater; Lance Williams, Piscataway; Stacie Williamson, Palmer Township, PA; and Mark Zebro, Roselle Park.

The theater is located at 416 Victoria Ave., Piscataway.

Performances will be 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 25-May 10, with a 3 p.m. matinee Sunday, May 4.

A wine and cheese reception and a celebration of William Shakespeare’s birthday will follow the opening night performance.

For reservations, call (732) 968-7555, or buy tickets online at www.circleplayers.com. ($1 per ticket discount online.) Tickets are $18 for adults and $17 for students and seniors. Sorry, no credit cards can be accepted at the theater box office, but may be used online.

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