Just in time for Earth Day and William Shakespeare’s birthday, Shakespeare in Yosemite is putting the final touches on its production of “Romeo and Juliet.” The new adaptation features several current and former UC Merced students, Park Rangers, Yosemite National Park employees and community members. The 90-minute performance is full of live pop music and has been adapted to address issues relevant to Earth Day and Yosemite, including the importance of native species to ecosystems and caring for natural spaces. And this time, Romeo and Juliet won’t die!
The show is held outdoors, right in the heart of Yosemite Valley, at the Curry Village Amphitheater. Dates and Showtimes are:
Friday, April 21, 5 PM
Saturday, April 22, Noon and 5 PM
Sunday, April 23, Noon
The shows are free and open to everyone; no tickets are required. Park entrance is required, as usual.
If you can’t catch the show in Yosemite, there is one date at the UC Merced, April 20, 6 PM
In case of inclement weather, Curry Village shows will be performed in the Yosemite theater.