At a slumber party, a group of teenage girls struggle to prepare for an exam on Romeo & Juliet. When the boys show up, their dry recitations quickly evolve into play-acting, and as they get all swept up in the story, their play takes flight into a full-blown production! Using only the original text, this zany and youthful 90-minute adaptation breathes new life into one of the Bard’s most well-loved plays.
90 minutes, suitable for grades 6 and up
IVY RYAN returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Fiddler on the Roof, New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company touring productions of The Scarlet Letter and Romeo and Juliet, and the Next Voices readings of Rabbit Hunting at Dawn and Jesus Girls. Her recent Boston credits include Sorry Ass Block Party, and Why We Have Winter (Fresh Ink Theatre); a workshop of Dark Room (Bridge Repertory Theatre); a workshop of Move Your Face (Boston Theater Company); Social Glue (Boston Theater Marathon XIX); and Eggs (Theater on Fire). Ms. Ryan received a BFA in Acting from Boston University and a diploma in Classical Acting from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Ivy is the 2017-2018 Education Apprentice at the Huntington Theatre Company. Originally from Mill Valley, CA, she currently lives in Cambridge. Upcoming projects include Nomad Americana (Fresh Ink Theatre). ivyryan.com