Thursday, March 04, 2010

Would you, Could you, Change the End?

I love the idea of Seussifying Shakespeare.  I few years ago I took the kids to a production of The Tempest on Cape Cod that was done up that way, with a narrator who kept jumping in and telling what happened in a very Seussy sort of rhythm.

But we do find oodles of homage to the great children's writer. For example, there are references, if you listen hard enough, to "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Cat in the Hat," "The Sneetches" and the "Tale of the Zax." Maybe even more, hidden in stacks.

Yet, from Seuss they've not borrowed, say Narrator Two and N. One. But nevertheless, the whole play is great fun. (stop! stop! stop it!)

Jodi Touchton and Lauren Ellers are the narrating pair, with plenty of spunk sporting blue and pink hair.

"The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet"

Where: Outdoor patio, Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Note: bring chairs or blanket to sit on
When: 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and March 13; 3 p.m. Sunday and March 14
Cost: $6
Information: 236-2274

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