Troilus and Cressida

We were lucky enough to hang out with the Young Shakespeare crowd during a rehearsal of Troilus and Cresida, premiering tonight! Check out what we saw.

Austin Shakespeare’s intensive summer performance group for teens Young Shakespeare returns for its third year with a production of “Troilus and Cressida,” Shakespeare’s take on The Trojan War. A story of young lovers parted by war, “Troilus and Cressida” depicts the struggle between faithfulness and betrayal, as well as the battle between the Trojans and the Greeks . Although this production is marked by Shakespeare’s comedic satire, the play also portrays personal tragedy and the futility of war.
The Young Shakespeare program is a month-long experience that gives teens a chance to perform in a professionally staged production of one of Shakespeare’s great works. Students develop skills in all aspects of theater, including acting, crew and production. Sixteen teenagers from all over Austin, Round Rock, and Cedar Park were chosen for this unique program. After attending a rehearsal and hearing about the students’ experiences, it was easy to see that the participants had truly been honored to be selected, and that involvement in Young Shakespeare drove their passion in theater.

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