toBriar Woods Theatre!
This fall, Briar Woods Falcon Theatre is proud to present the classic piece of Shakespeaerean literature Romeo and Juliet. We are very excited to bring a West Worldian twist to this tale of forbidden love, life and death, and a young couples struggle to stay together despite what they have been told, what they believe, or the way they have been "programed".The Montagues will be androids (programmed of course to not harm humans) and the Capulets the visiting humans to this old tyme "theme park" modeled much in the same way of the modern-day renassiance festival called "Bard World" if you will. The humans have a penchant for blatant disregard of their android counterparts and are quite dispassionate toward the nearly disposable robotic quality of the Montagues as long as they are paying the lofty entrance fee to visit and interact within the safe confines of Bard World.
Like West World, the creators of these android Montagues have left embedded in their code the ability to "remember" small things, glimpses of past lives, and experiences which in turn allow the androids to evolve in a way. However, when Tybalt (human) kills Mercutio (android) and Romeo (android) kills Tybalt....we see that there as been an awakening of sorts for our android hosts, a coming to fruition the thought that androids/technology may be able to transcend their circuitry and develop consciousness. And that their creators Dr. Fortune ("Oh, I am Fortune's fool!") and Dr. Mantua ("Such mortal drugs I have, but Mantua's law is death to any he that utters them.") have bestowed upon the androids (and humanity) this gift(?).Auditions will be Tuesday, August 28th and Wednesday, August 29th. Callbacks will be Thursday, August 30th with our first read-through of the play with the cast on Friday, August 31st.Performance dates are:October 25th at 7:00pmOctober 26th at 7:00pmOctober 27th at 7:00pmandOctober 28th at 2:00pmTickets are general admission and will be sold at the door for $10 for adults and $5 for students.Doors open 30 minutes before the curtain.As we embark on a new and exciting year of theatre, I wish to thank you all in advance for being true to BWHS Theatre. This production is dedicated to all the students, faculty, staff, and families of BWHS who support and believe in the power of the arts!