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BCC drama students present Shakespeare with a twist

Barton Community College freshman Taryn Siegrist rehearses a scene from the upcoming student production “Romeo and Juliet … Sort of,” in the BCC Fine Arts Auditorium.

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Shakespeare’s timeless classic "Romeo and Juliet" will be turned upside down by students of the Barton Community College theater department at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

"Romeo and Juliet ... Sort of," will feature a mixture of on-the-fly improvisational comedy, scripted bits and skits, as well as opportunities for audience interaction, said directors Chelsey Gotchall and David Burdett. There will be elements from the original "Romeo and Juliet," but the end product will be completely unique.

"It’s kind of a different take on the play," Gotchall said. "There are lines from the ...

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