Ghost Light Players’ ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to explore same-sex romance

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A scene from the upcoming production of “Romeo and Juliet” (Photo/submitted)
A scene from the upcoming production of “Romeo and Juliet” (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Ghost Light Players of Metrowest will present a modern take on its 2015 Shakespeare production, “Romeo and Juliet” Friday, June 5, Saturday, June 6, and Friday, June 12, at 8 p.m.; Thursday, June 11, at 7 p.m.; and Sundays, June 7 and 14, at 2 p.m. Performances will be held at First Church in Marlborough, 37 High St.

According to Director Kat Alix-Gaudreau, the troupe will use the well-known play to explore the complex emotions and perspectives surrounding same-sex relationships.

“Same-sex marriage is part of today’s national conversation,” Alix-Gaudreau said. “Ghost Light Players is proud to contribute to that conversation through Shakespeare’s enduring love story. Whatever your perspective, this production will be a thought-provoking exploration of this much debated and very emotional social issue.”

The performance is free to the public with a donation of a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Marlborough Community Cupboard. Last year’s Shakespeare production resulted in a donation of over 700 pounds of food, and Ghost Light Players is hoping to increase that to 900 pounds this year.

For more information on the theater company or the show, email [email protected] or visit www.ghostlightplayers.com.