Costa Rica Entertainment News – Romeo and Juliet has been rewritten in many ways. It has been made understandable to every age.
The idea of improving or modifying old texts for a presentation began in 1660 with the opening of a roofed theater and the addition of women and accessories in productions. Some of the rewrites made the ending of the story much happier.
Deviations of Romeo and Juliet have been made to appeal to different cultures and perspectives. Some takes are political, others emotional, and some add cultural dance and music.
West Side Story is a version that makes the tension occur between the original and new inhabitants of Manhattan. It becomes a story about expatriates and immigration.
West Side Story will be performed at the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar from now until May 13th. Tickets are available via LaBoleteria.co.cr.
Showtimes are listed on that site or you can call 2247-5050.